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Low resting heart rate
I am a 36 year old male and my restin heart rate for as long as I can remember (teen years) my resting heart rate has been low.  I mean in the 38-48 bpm range.  My question is this, I work out and run, but not an abnormal amount and I am by no means a world class athlete, so is this something I should worry about.  When I work out my heart rate rises and falls as it should, but I was just wondering if this is something I should be concerned about...thanks

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I heard of a swiss biker that came to my cardio doc with a rate around 20 bpm.  I don't think that I would worry about your low rate.  If I did worry, I would ask a cardio doc. Jim Ryan the miler had a resting heart rate in the low 70s and he set records in his distance.  Other runners have a resting rate much lower.  Go figure.
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I am 53 years old and am in good health.  I also am not a world class runner etc.  I do walk 2-3 each week and live at 5000 feet elevation.  My resting heart rate is 42-46.  During the night when sleeping the rate can drop to as low as 37.  

I have been having trouble sleeping...it may be a result of my heart rate going to low....  I am currently getting a doc to look at my a little closer.
If you give me your e-mail I will let you know what I learn.  My e-mail is ***@****...  Doug



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