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Can a heart rate of under 40 beats a minute lead to?

ok I am going to ask a question here. can a heart rate of under 40 beats a minute lead to? blocked atteries and a failing heart? like say a rate of 35-36 bpm resting? heart deaths and problems in my family are so high it is like everyone in the family has it or died from it. so can braciardia in sleep lead to death? that is of course it goes too low like under 40 bpm. also can you get shooting mild pain in one of your arms when you have this? and the pain goes to your neck, why is this? and like I asked do you pass away in your sleep with this. thank you Alex.
Asked On : Fri, 18 Dec 2009
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thanks for the query
well from the family history you do need to be careful but dont be paranoid the resting heart rate of 40 is low but it could be due to various causes, do get an ecg, echocardiography and thyroid function test done and also the symptoms of pain radiating to left arm and towards the neck maybe due to angina but it is not conclusive anyways get periodic ecgs done if you are in doubt.
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