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Have low pulse rate. Tests done. What could be the cause and the remedy?

Hi, I just gave blood again today but this time they were concerned my pulse rate was too low.
BP 117/67
Pulse 46
Hb 133
Weigh 60kg
Age this year 54
I walk 4klm 5 to 6 days a week & swim 3/4klm 5 to 6 days a week, gave up smoking last June & generally seem in good health.
Do I have to worry and what could it mean.

Thanks Robyn
Asked On : Sat, 6 Apr 2013
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Cardiologist 's  Response
Hi friend,
Welcome to Health Care Magic

THE FIRST STEP IS TO SEE A CARDIOLOGIST / Slow rate needs to be DOCUMENTED by ElectroCardioGram (EKG). HOLTER (24 to 48 hour ambulatory monitoring) / ECHOcardiogram / TMT (Treadmill exercise ECG) / LABORATORY work-up – may all be necessary for further assessment and assistance. You may even need Electro Physiological Studies (EPS) - It could be Sick Sinus Syndrome?
The treating doctor may suggest them depending on need, based on his assessment of the situation.

Take care
Wishing speedy recovery
God bless
Good luck
Answered: Mon, 6 May 2013
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