Slow heart rate in sleep 34 but sometimes out of the blue sky rocket high.

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Teijee
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   Posted 10/15/2013 4:24 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello and thanks for taking the time to read my story,

My age: 22

In my sleep the cardiologist measured with a holter monitor a heart rate of 34 while i was asleep. He said to me that isn't really low for a young athlete, here is the problem i'm not an athlete i'm a smoker and haven't worked out for the last year.

On the other hand sometimes when i'm working behind my computer my heart rate gets to the 140.

I had an echo and it was good and i had a stress test where i got to a max heart rate of 200 with 380 watts on the bike.

Most of the time after a workout i have some PVC's.

My blood pressure is variable from 125/68 to 145/83 this is measured with an electronically blood pressure machine for home use it's a Braun BP6000.

Used to sport allot when i was a kid always playing soccer outside or doing some other activity's. I played soccer till i was 18.

Here are the problems that i have al day, cold hands and feet that are sweating like hell. Sometimes i feel really weird and lightheaded. Also going to the toilet is not going how it supposed to be, allot of obstipation en sometime it comes really easy and sometimes it doesn't.

I would like to hear your thoughts about the low heartbeat.

Best regards,

Teije

stkitt
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   Posted 10/16/2013 11:54 AM (GMT -7)   

Slow heart rates are called "bradyarrhythmias".

The heart rate varies widely throughout the day depending on the activity one is engaged in. There are other factors that are less well defined, such as "circadian rhythms" that change the overall rate of the body's, as well as the heart's metabolism. Appropriate variations in heart rate are actually a sign of a healthy heart.

A slow rate is particularly common among active people such as athletes. Many people are "just born with" a slow heart rate. There is not necessarily anything wrong with having a rate less than 60 beats per minute. In fact, most people's heart rate goes lower than 60, and may even go as low as 30-40 beats per minute, when they sleep.

What do you think is going on?  I strongly recommend that you follow up  with your Dr. if the symptoms you are having continue to bother you.  Also getting a second opinion never hurts.

Kindly,

Kitt


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Teijee
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   Posted 10/16/2013 2:10 PM (GMT -7)   
 

Hi Kitt,

Thanks for your response!

The variations are very wide, so if i'm laying in bed its like 48 or so but when I stand up its shoots to the 100 or even higher.

Now i was asking myself when they say athletes have a low resting for example Lance Armstrong of 38 is this just measured in the middle of the day when he was sitting? Or was het lying down? Or was he sleeping?

When do you need a pacemaker?

Regards,

Teije

Post Edited By Moderator (stkitt) : 10/19/2013 6:10:09 PM (GMT-6)


stkitt
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   Posted 10/19/2013 5:23 PM (GMT -7)   
Lance Armstrong has a resting heart rate of 32-34 BPM which is extremely slow. Lance is an incredible endurance athlete so comparing oneself to him would not be wise.
 
I am posting a link to a site that will explain pacemakers.
 
 

Your pulse rate is also called your heart rate. It is the number of times your heart beats per minute as it delivers blood, oxygen and nutrients to your bloodstream. Your pulse varies throughout the day. Your resting pulse is your rate when you first wake in the morning after a good night's sleep. During the day your pulse may get faster or slower due to activity, stress and your diet. In general, a lower pulse rate means that your heart muscle is strong and more efficient at its job.

Hope this answers some of your questions.

Kindly,

Kitt
P.S.  You do not have to copy my post and quote it in your message as it takes up room and my post will be right below yours in the forum.

 

 


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