rates are called "bradyarrhythmias".
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.
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