Slow Heart Rate

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Is it a risk to have an anaesthetic if you have a slow pulse rate of 46?

 

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    Is your pulse always slow? Mine usually is, resting is anywhere from 48-55. My mothers pulse is always slow too. Last time she went for a hand surgery and at first they didn't want to do it because her pulse was 48 but she told them that it's always low. They will definitely be monitoring and decide what is best.

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    I had my aortic valve replaced with a heart rate in the low 40's and later a three hour prostate surgery without a problem

    When I was there a guy was told that his heart rate was 26 bpm when he went for assessment prior to hip replacement They fitted him with a pacemaker.

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      Wow that's very low and obviously not healthy, I have read that pacemakers are an option should the heart rate fall too low but that I suppose is the last resort.

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    Sounds like it is just his normal then. Just means his heart is really efficient at moving blood... as long as he isn't always lightheaded and dizzy. Also , as long as it raises appropriately with activity.

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      Athletes have slow heart rates. My GP runs marathons and his heart rate is in the 40's

      An A&E nurse after taking my pulse asked if I used to be very fit. I told her it is something I was never guilty of!.

       

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      My son was born with a slow pulse rate and doctors would joke and say he will make a good athlete. He was then diagnosed with asthma. Now it seems to me it is part of having Bradycardia to become breathless. That is why I have no faith in doctors, why don't they read the medical notes?

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      Yes he does go to the gym and go running but he is not an athlete, just likes to keep fit.

      When he was younger he played quite a few sports. Short sharp sprints made him a bit breathless but doctors called that asthma, which I now think was misdiagnosed.

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      That's good then. I have looked alot into slow heart rate because I have always been nervous about mine. Seems to me though that it is just the way each of us are different. I am not an athlete either.

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      It's all fine until you require surgery but hopefully anaesthetics are able to deal with it.

      Propofol definitely should not be used I have read it brings the heart rate down.

      Thank you for your reassurance and it's good to know we are not alone with these conditions.🤗

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    Ask ur Dr.about at because personally I would say yes,Cause I was told I couldn't have that sleeve surgery because my heart rate stays at 45-50 all the time!But really ask ur Dr.!

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      Oh that's scary because they were just going to operate, then my son cancelled because the anaesthetist did not have a discussion prior to the date of op.

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      Prior to one operation the anaesthetist did not like my ECG and said that he did not want me to die on him! I had to have an echo cardiogram on the morning of the operation to satisfy him.
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