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Noticed heart rate around around 50. Is there any problem?

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I am a 68 year old male, 5'11", 178 lbs
heart rate has been around 50 normally
was 45 when last checked does the decrease indicate a problem
Posted Wed, 21 Nov 2012 in Heart Rate and Rhythm Disorders
Answered by Dr. Ram Choudhary 54 minutes later
Thanks for writing in to Healthcare Magic!
Athletic persons usually have a low heart rate in ranges of 45-60/min.
Still you should get evaluated by a local physician about the rhythm- get an ECG and also get the BP checked which should be in normal range.
I think it would not cause any major problem and is just a normal variant.
If you have any further query please let me know I would try to answer it for you.
Wish you a great health!
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