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I have a fit bit HR charge which tracks heart rate. I have been wearing it for about six months and while I was on Xarelto (due to a small pulmonary embolism) my resting heart rate was around 92 bpm. Since I have been off of the Xarelto my resting heart rate is around 75. Obviously 75 is a more preferable heart rate, but I was wondering since the difference was noticed after I have been off of the Xarelto if anyone else has noticed this change in their heart rate due to the blood thinners. I am overly conscious of my heart rate because the only symptom I had of the pulmonary embolism was elevated resting heart rate of 130. I did not have any shortness of breath or symptoms of a deep vein thrombosis. Based on research I have done online this is not a documented side effect so I'm wondering if I need to worry about a sudden drop in heart rate by 20 bpm even if it is now within the normal range. I have not changed anything else such as diet or exercise but my resting heart rate has changed pretty significantly since being off the medication.
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