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The past two days my resting hr has been between 50-57, it's usually in the 60s or 70s, I have woke up in a panic at night?
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Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine
In brief: Slow heart rate
Depending on your age, a heart rate in the 50s-60s, is actually very healthy.
It commonly occurs in people who are physically fit. There is an old adage which says you only get a certain number of heart beats in your lifetime, so the slower the pulse the better. It can be a problem, particularly in older people, is when the rate becomes so slow that you feel faint, usually when the hr is < 50.

In brief: Slow heart rate
Depending on your age, a heart rate in the 50s-60s, is actually very healthy.
It commonly occurs in people who are physically fit. There is an old adage which says you only get a certain number of heart beats in your lifetime, so the slower the pulse the better. It can be a problem, particularly in older people, is when the rate becomes so slow that you feel faint, usually when the hr is < 50.
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