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   Posted 6/30/2012 12:35 PM (GMT -6)   
I am a 40 year old male with no history of heart problems. Recently while exercising my heart rate drop from 150 to 70 for about 5 seconds. Then it went back up. Then about 30 seconds later it did it again. Is this a panic attack or should I be more concerned?

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   Posted 6/30/2012 1:34 PM (GMT -6)   
HI Jconi,

Welcome to the forum. I am not from this forum, but I wanted to welcome you and tell you to call your doctor just incase. Panic attacks can feel like a heart attack, but I wouldn't take the chance. Just let your doctor know what is going on.

I hope that you feel better soon. Do call the doctor to make sure everything is okay.

Hugs, Karen
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   Posted 7/2/2012 3:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello and welcome to HW.  I read your post in the A & P Forum and as I moderate both forums I thought I would respond to your post here.  :-)
I believe that the general concensus is heart rate monitors are not  perfect on most fitness equipment. I would recommend you go by how you feel if you notice the heart-rate drop down and then back to what it was previously recording.
If you notice any sx you should stop the equipment and sit down as well as notify an attendant at the facility. You can also check you pulse manually. 
And as already suggested, do give your Dr. a call if this is something that occurs that you do not feel is machine error.
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