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Is a pulse rate of 35 a cause for concern?

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Dr. Panagiotis Zografakis

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Posted on Wed, 8 Jun 2016 in Hypertension and Heart Disease
Question: Wife has pulse f 35 when taking her blood pressure.
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Answered by Dr. Panagiotis Zografakis 17 minutes later
Brief Answer:
it's too low...

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

her pulse rate is too low. She'd better visit the ER. Since she's taking metoprolol, that's probably the cause. Make sure she doesn't get any more metoprolol until she sees a doctor or her pulse rate recovers. The target rate is about 60 beats/minute. Whatever is lower than 45 increases the risk for severe symptoms. 35 is too low. You haven't mentioned any symptoms yet... Doesn't she feel dizzy?


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