The key question is, how are you feeling? From what I understand, it's more likely that low heart rate/pulse is a sign of a problem if you feel dizzy, tired, washed out, etc. when your pulse is low. Many people feel fine with a low pulse.
Heart rates vary a lot from person to person; low heart rate is not uncommon in people who exercise regularly and are athletic (like runners, etc.). Heart rate also changes a lot during a 24-hour period.
Do you take any medications? Some medications and even over-the-counter items and some herbs slow down the heart rate.
Post MI(AWMI) in October 2007, I developed asymptomatic bradycardia 7 months back. A Holter evaluation insisted on my implanting a pacemaker to fight back the arrhythmia condition. However the same was not done ...I am at present experiencing little or no difficulty in exercising my daily activities. The heart rate is consistently a little above 60 bpm. Do I have to worry further about my cardiac health?
I'm not a doctor, but from what I understand, medical treatment is not always needed for bradycardia. Many different things can lead to bradycardia--hypertension, thyroid problems, heart surgery complications, sleep apnea, etc. So I believe whether or not bradycardia needs to be treated (with a pacemaker) depends on what's causing the problem.
Did your doctor(s) talk with you about what they felt was causing your bradycardia and why they felt a pacemaker was needed? Did you have other arrhythmias as well?
I can't add much but I have the time, so.... My resting HR was 58bpm when on the table for the angiography and is the only indicator I have. No clue what it was all my life. Anyhow, I'm on medication and I haven't been active in almost a year so my HR has slowed way down. It's now anywhere between 63 down to 51 resting with a few odd hits at 48bps. When it's it's low points usually my BP is also low, anywhere between 103/60 and lower with a low point of 80/40. When it's at it's lowest I'm always just waking up but still very groggy. either way, I'm still here so it can't be all that bad(?).
Just read your comment above about low heart rate with feeling dizzy, tired and washed out - this is how I feel! I've had a 24 hr heart monitor, blood tests etc but they haven't cone back with anything. I'm stuck in bed again today because I'm too dizzy to get out of it and walk about!
I'm 55 weight is 125 at 5'2 bp is 114 over 70 and heart rate 60---- was walking and shopping had just fininshed putting on back brakes well was teaching my son to do this and found this info alarming when I checked. I guess I though we had been pretty active and was somewhat in awe that these numbers appeared. Anyone know anything
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