Is Heart Rate Of 46 A Cause For Concern?
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I carefully passed through your question and would explain that low heart rate is quite normal in sportive persons, who perform regularly a lot of physical activity.
But the fact that his heart rate went 36, the fact that he has never had such heart rate and he says that he feels some lightheadedness time after time, may be indicative of different cardiac conditions (sinus bradycardia and even a cardiac conductance disorder like sino-atrial or AV block)
I would like to directly review his resting ECG (if you can upload it as an image) for a more professional opinion.
Anyway, I would not recommend going for surf this weekend, without a careful physical check up by a cardiologist and some other tests:
- a resting ECG and cardiac ultrasound
- some blood lab tests (complete blood count, blood electrolytes, blood urea, creatinin levels)
I would also recommend to closely monitor his blood pressure values (in sitting and standing up position). A decrease more than 20mm Hg in his systolic blood pressure when standing up compared to sitting position could be indicative of orthostatic hypotesion, which could partially explain the lightheadedness when standing up.
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I do not have the copy of the EKG. It is in his vehicle at the airport in TX and I am in XXXXXXX MA.
I will forward a copy of the EKG on Sunday or Monday when he returns. His standing heart rate is 46 as taken on two different occasions 3 weeks apart. 36 was when he laid down for the EKG.
I have made him promise to see a Cardio when he gets back, though I do not know how long the waiting list is. If they view his EKG perhaps they can get him sooner.
I will send the EKG when he returns from the surfing trip.
I remain at your disposal whenever you can upload the ECG image.
As he feels fine, it means that it does not seem to be a serious medical condition. It may have been just a sinus bradycardia.
I would be happy to review his ECG as soon as you will be able to upload it for a more professional opinion!
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Wishing a nice weekend,
He will turn 27 this month. He spent the last 4 days surfing. He said it was a great work out and he's never felt better.
I am continuing to tell him to make an appointment with a Cardiologist to do another EKG and make sure everything is okay.
I would like your opinion on his EKG. His heart rate went from46 to 36 during the test, but he is very athletic and also does Yoga/relaxing techniques. Thank you
Please upload again your ECG reports/images.
Could you please re-upload your ECG images?
I think it may be a system problem, because I can not see any reports attached to your question.
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Is there another way to attach the report?
I understand your concern, but this is the only way I know about uploading new reports.
I would recommend contact with customer-care service or the healthcaremagic team for this problem.
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