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My husbands heart rate is 42. Is that cause for concern?

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My husbands heart rate is 42. Is that cause for concern?
JA: Do you know if your family has a history of heart disease? In general, how would you describe your health lately?
Customer: There is no history of heart disease. He did have his appendix removed three days ago. Good health overall
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Customer: What do you need to know?
JA: Is there anything else the Doctor should be aware of?
Customer: He has a little redness around the incisions,but no fever or pain, He had it checked this morning, and they mentioned pvh.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 year ago.


It is a concern if it is new.

Or, if he has symptoms.

If he is on a beta blocker or calcium channel blocker , this might be the reason.

I suggest he have an EKG today if this is more than one reading.

Since he just had surgery, is is somewhat more likely to have a heart block condition develop.

This needs to be looked into, we can not examine him, take him to the ER or urgent care.

And if he is normally not this low, then this is even more concerning.

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