I'm a 24 yr old male, recently diagnosed with bradycardia. I carried an EKG overnight and i think at some point my resting heart rate dropped down to the twenties. I've been told by some doctors this might be normal because I could be an athlete, but I haven't done any form of cardio for the past 7 years. I haven't had any of the traditional symptoms ie. fainting, or weakening of any sort. However, I've had a dull pain near my left rib cage (exactly over the heart) for the past 3 years. Instead of a pacemaker, I was given some sort of asthma medication to increase my resting heart rate at night. Miraculously, the chest pain was less severe the next day.
I would like to ask if my chest pain was a result of my slow heart beat at night and if I really do have bradycardia (if i don't faint during the day etc). Finally, if this is the case, is there truly no way I can get healthy again? Exercise? I was recommended to not participate in any sports that require high exertion.