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How long can I wait with slow heart rate to see if it goes away without seeing a doctor?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Symptoms

If you feel fine, you can wait forever. The primary indication for a pacemaker is symptoms.
Important symptoms include passing out or nearly passing out. Dizziness and fatigue may be due to something else but slow heart rate should be considered carefully. People usually feel fine with heart rates of >50. Persistent heart <50 while awake should be evaluated. <40 needs a checkup now.

In brief: Symptoms

If you feel fine, you can wait forever. The primary indication for a pacemaker is symptoms.
Important symptoms include passing out or nearly passing out. Dizziness and fatigue may be due to something else but slow heart rate should be considered carefully. People usually feel fine with heart rates of >50. Persistent heart <50 while awake should be evaluated. <40 needs a checkup now.
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