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heart rate during sleep

Recently while in the hospital my heart rate during sleep was down to 30 beats /min.  Also, during sleep my heart stopped for 2.5 seconds. What is your opinion regarding these two findings? Nuclear Stress test, ECG, and echocardiogram (mild mitral regurgitation) were normal.

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What were you in the hospital for and what meds were you taking at the time?  My last Holter monitor recorded 2 brief runs of 33 and 34 beats per minute during sleep, but I was taking atenolol at the time, which could cause a low rate.
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I am only taking diovan for high blood pressure and lipitor. Nothing that would cause a low heart rate. I think 30 beats per minute for a brief run is ok for a healthy heart and I do jog a few miles per day. But having my  heart stop for 2.5 seconds when I was asleep is not normal.
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I am 20 yrs old, i took a sleep test and my heat rate dropped to 30 as well. I think all that means is that you are in shape, I am in shape and it got that low and the doc said thats normal. Do you have PVCs by chance
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I am 55 and do not have PVCs. Thanks for your post, that helps!
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