slow heart rate

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Has anyone ever had a slow heart rate mine is often as low as 39  bp. it does go up when I move around but when I rest it goes down again .  had a heart test a few days ago and they didnt seem to e concerned that my heart rate was slow .

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    My heart rate varies between fast and slow.  I am on bisoprolol and when it goes slow they reduce the medication, fine for a while and then off we go again. Does not matter what I am doing.  I do suffer from heart failure, and they do not seem overly worried.

    i would suggest keep an eye on it and if worried see the GP

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    Does your pulse feel irregular? What test did you have?

    No one bothered when for years my heart rate was normally in the 40's and often in the 30's in the morning. When I developed atrial fibrilation and had a seven day ECG monitor that showed that I was having 3 second pauses betweem heart beats at times they told me I needed a pacemaker to stop my heart rate going under 60.

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      Yes it is irregular ..I have had a 24 hour ecg monitor done.alo a heart echo done and blood pressure 24 hour monitor ..but they said all was ok, Thanks for your reply Derek
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      Before they found the pauses in my heart rate a nurse at the hospital who took my BP asked if I had been very fit n my young days as I had such a low heart rate. I told her I had never been accused of being fit before:-)

      My GP runs marathons and has a low heart rate as athletes tend to.

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