Aa
A
A
Close
233915 tn?1218816727
BPM and Blood Pressure
After my last check up - my BPM (beats per minute) and blood pressure sounded low to me.  My blood pressure was 90 / 60 and my bpm was only 57.  Because my bpm was so low - I've been testing it myselff and I average under 60 beats per minute while resting.  Is this ok?  I try to be healthy - run, bikram yoga, swim, bike... and exercise faithfully at least 6 times a week.  I have ran two full marathons and two half marathons.  Should I be concerned?  
Cancel
2 Answers
Page 1 of 1
Avatar universal
Low BPM and low blood pressure (within reason) are normal for folks who do a lot of running.  The 90/60 seems a bit low to me, but it also depends on how and when it was taken.  My bpm is about 50-55, sometimes lower, and I've had a lifetime of soccer training.  I know distance runners with BPMs 35-45.  -Arthur
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Comment
Post Comment
233915 tn?1218816727
Thanks.  I was thinking the low bpm was good - and I've heard before that runners have low bpm, but I am concerned about the low blood pressure and wasn't sure if the too were related or not.  What can cause low blood pressure and should I do anything about it?  When the nurse checked it, she said it was low but not to worry about it unless it drops to 70/40.  I don't check my blood pressure regularly so I wouldn't know - The only time it gets checked is when I go in for check ups or doctor's vists.  It has been decreasing over the last 6 months to a year.  Is there anything that causes the blood pressure to decrease?
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Comment
Post Comment
Your Answer
Avatar universal
Answer
Do you know how to answer? Tap here to leave your answer...
Answer
Answer
Post Answer
A
A
Top Heart Disease Answerers
159619 tn?1318997813
Blank
erijon
Salt Lake City, UT
11548417 tn?1440481484
Blank
Ger57
Netherlands
144586 tn?1284669764
Blank
caregiver222
Avatar f tn
Blank
achillea
CA
Avatar m tn
Blank
tacolino
Ireland
Blank
BloodPressure Tracker
Monitor Your Blood Pressure
Start Tracking Now
Blank
HeartRhythm Tracker
Track your Heart Condition
Start Tracking Now
Recent Activity
Heart Disease Community Resources
Top Heart Disease Answerers
159619 tn?1318997813
Blank
erijon
Salt Lake City, UT
11548417 tn?1440481484
Blank
Ger57
Netherlands
144586 tn?1284669764
Blank
caregiver222
Avatar f tn
Blank
achillea
CA
Avatar m tn
Blank
tacolino
Ireland