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Is it possible to get my heart rate higher?

ok my resting heart rate was 37 last time the doctor checked, but i need it to be at least 40. is there anything i can do to get it higher? btw i need it to be 40 for a study thing where they pay me!!!
Wed, 14 Sep 2011
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Anesthesiologist 's  Response
Hi rencheng,
Your heart rate is lower than normal range but in some persons with more phycical activities like athlets have low heart rate due to parasympathetic dominance, if are athlete or does more physical activity you need not worry, otherwise you have to undergo complete electrocardiac study. consult cardialogist for evaluation and treatment.
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General & Family Physician Dr. Chirag Soni's  Response
WElcome to HCM.
First you go for complete investigations with S.B12,Thyroid profile,sugar,ECG,ECHO, to reach the cause of slow rates.
High-performance athletes often have heart rates in the 40s. with low thyroid conditions will often have a very slow heartbeat. who are very cold also have slow heartbeats.
Consult cardiologist for further treatment.
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