Heart Rhythm Community
Slowing heart rate
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to heart rhythm issues, arrhythmia, irregular heartbeat, implanted defibrillators, pacemakers, and tachycardia.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Slowing heart rate

I am a 59 year old male with  three stents since 2001. In the last two months, I have experienced numerous times, a feeling of blacking out when I started to fall asleep.  My pulse rate was about 15 beats a minute. The feeling would pass and I would fall asleep.  I have also had the slow pulse rate while sitting at the computer at work. My rate is usually around 70 beats.
I have felt dizzy but thought it might be caused by the blood pressure medicine.
Father died of heart attack.
Younger brother and our mother had open heart surgery.
Older brother has some heart condition.
Is it time for a pacemaker?
Tags: heart rate, dizzyness, Blood Pressure
Related Discussions
612551_tn?1247839157
I think, little that I know, that it is very important that you discuss you condition with a cardiologist.  I understand a HR below 30 is indicative of a need for protection against a heart stop (heart failure/attack).  How do you know you HR was as low as 15?  

I don't mean to frighten you, as I have no personal experience - well my sister suffers from a very low HR and has had a pacemaker for about 10 years now.

What was the surgery for that you mention?  

Given the history of heart problems in your family, you need to take every precaution to prefent heart failure.... I believe.

Good luck,
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Top Arrhythmias Answerers
1423357_tn?1373023915
Blank
tom_h
Central, MA
612551_tn?1247839157
Blank
Jerry_NJ
NJ
1124887_tn?1313758491
Blank
is_something_wrong
Oslo, Norway
1807132_tn?1318747197
Blank
michellepetkus
Chicago, IL
1569985_tn?1328251082
Blank
DeltaDawn23
Ann Arbor, MI
86819_tn?1378951092
Blank
Bromley
MedHelp Health Answers
Recent Activity
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
Sandman2 commented on Toxic Herbicides in B...
1 hr ago
1236893_tn?1394988190
Blank
gymdandee commented on Toxic Herbicides in B...
7 hrs ago
219241_tn?1357815389
Blank
redheadaussie Yet another surgery next we... Comment
21 hrs ago
Heart Rhythm Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
How to Silence Your Inner Critic an...
Apr 16 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eaters: How to Silence Yo...
Mar 26 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
1344197_tn?1392822771
Blank
Vaginal vs. Laparoscopic Hysterecto...
Feb 19 by J. Kyle Mathews, MD, DVMBlank
Top Arrhythmias Answerers
1423357_tn?1373023915
Blank
tom_h
Central, MA
612551_tn?1247839157
Blank
Jerry_NJ
NJ
1124887_tn?1313758491
Blank
is_something_wrong
Oslo, Norway
1807132_tn?1318747197
Blank
michellepetkus
Chicago, IL
1569985_tn?1328251082
Blank
DeltaDawn23
Ann Arbor, MI
86819_tn?1378951092
Blank
Bromley