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Is it to be concerned about low heart beat rate?

My mom (74 yrs) 5'3" 110 lbs - did a lifeline screening test for AFIB and something came up strange - heart rate was 053 beats/min - what does this mean? Is the blood going thru very slowly? Also the carotid artery test came up as mild. What can she do to fix this problem? Do not recommend drugs or surgery here, they are NOT an option. Pls advise.
Thu, 7 Jul 2016
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If no atrial fibrillation ...no need of medication... About heart rate.. If you feel any symptom at this heart rate like blackout or dizziness ... If no then nothing to be done.. already doctor might have seen Ur ecg with same.. Normal heart rhythm with 53 heart rate is no worry...u can share ecg so I can give u more inputs.. For mild plaquing in in carotid just need to be on medication.... No surgery needed... Take care
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