Can you confirm your answer for me again? (Sorry I told you I was fine, I guess a small amount of concern was left over) What I got was: "Even though I have a <60 HR, I am healthy. 60 is used as a lower limit only because lower rates are uncommon (DEFINITELY NOT because lower rates are unhealthy). In fact, having an HR less than 60 without symptoms is actually an indication of good cardiovascular health." ??Thanks :)
Hi,Welcome to Just Answer!If you have questions after reading my answer, be sure to let me know.Yes you are right.As long as you are healthy, a heart rate slightly lower than 60 is not a thing to worry about.As I have told in an earlier post, a heart rate 50-120 bpm is considered to be normal range as per Hutchison's Clinical Methods.
ok, well I guess I am using the figure as per emedicine. http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/760220-overview
Ok.You can see from the same source that most of the individuals become symptomatic only when the HR is lower than 50 bpm.Does that answer your question?
So my initial summary
"Even though I have a <60 HR, I am healthy. 60 is used as a lower limit only because lower rates are uncommon (definitely NOT because lower rates are unhealthy). In fact, having an HR less than 60 without symptoms is actually an indication of good cardiovascular health."
is still correct yes?
Yes Mr.Ahmed you are correct.
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Hi, Ali. Sorry I wasn't on earlier. The information the other physician gave you is correct. I'm sorry that you're still worried about this. Be sure to give the other physician credit for his answer and contact me again if you'd like to chat further.
Hi again. It seems you are still unsure about the advice you were given by the experts so far and since you and I have had multiple conversations in the past and I think you trust me let me just add mine as well.Many individuals have resting heart rates below 60 and lots of athletes who train rigorously have heart rates below 50 (President Jimmy Carter had a resting heart rate of 46 attributed to his diligent jogging and exercise routine). It also depends on what you are doing at the time you take your pulse - working, resting, sleeping, diet, etc. but I don't worry at all about any patients who has been found to be healthy otherwise having a resting heart rate in the 60 range, as that is what mine is actually and my internist is quite happy with my cardiovascular conditioning.I hope this adequately addresses your concern and I always look forward to hearing from you.
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