My pulse rate is fluctuating between 48 and 62--What causes this and can it lead to heart attack-I am on atenolol 25mg and have mitral valve prolapse-- I am a lady 69 yrs old. Is it safe to just put off an apt with Dr until Friday--three days away because I can't get an appt until then. I am afraid to go to sleep with this low plse rate--How to raise it back to a normal rate?
My average is 46 beats per minute. I have heart failure which is very treatable. I know there are other causes of low pulse rate, however. You will have to talk to your doctor about it. I would keep my appointment if I were you.
Atenolol lowers blood presssure. the way it achieves this is by lowering the heart rate. although 60 to 100 is considered normal, your numberes may be acceptable as long as long as you're not experiencing any symptoms. how is your blood pressure? If it is okay and you have no syptoms (symptoms) do not worry about numbers.
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