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Heart rate dropped. Resting heart rate is 32 to 40bpm. Having bipolar disorder. Suggestion?

Hi Samuel. I am a 59 year old who runs about 70km per week. During the last 4 years my maximum heart rate has dropped 10 beats per min per year from 169 four years ago to 129 beats per minute now. My resting heart rate is 32 to 40 bpm. Do I have anything to be worried about. I asked my doctor and his response was simply to give up running. I have bipolar disorder and running keeps me sane. cheers Rob
Asked On : Mon, 4 Mar 2013
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Hi friend,
Welcome to Health Care Magic

Running is an important factor indeed
But in your case, side effect of your drugs should also be seriously considered and evaluated.

Also a rate of 40 or less needs investigation, even when a cause seems apparent.
HOLTER (24 to 48 hour ambulatory monitoring) / ECHOcardiogram / TMT (Treadmill exercise ECG) /
LABORATORY work-up – may all be necessary for further assessment and assistance.

Take care
Wishing speedy recovery
God bless
Good luck
Answered: Thu, 7 Mar 2013
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