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Experienced heart pounding, low BP, generally low heart rate. What is it?

I have experienced a few bouts where my heart is pounding loudly in my head when my head is tilted back just slightly, like when lying on my stomach with head up or looking up on a top shelf. I am a 43 year-old female in excellent physical shape. Very low blood pressure and heart rate . The bouts only last about 30-40 seconds. But they seem to be occurring more frequently than before. Any ideas?
Asked On : Fri, 18 Jan 2013
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Hi friend,
Welcome to Health Care Magic

If the episodes are in bouts, they need to be documented by Holter monitor.
Both the pressure and the rate can be monitored, for 24 or 48 hours, while ambulant.
Absence of symptoms is no proof of absence of disease.

Usually slow rates are associated with higher pressures...

You should your Internist / get yourself examined and investigated.

Take care
Wishing speedy recovery
God bless
Good luck

Answered: Fri, 18 Jan 2013
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