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My sons pulse rate was very low , its only 40 to 56

my son pulse rate was very low , its only 40 to 56. what should i do? our cardiologist said its ok as of now but he can not be exhuasted. he should not drive.everything is ok with him right now, just a 2x a year check up
Tue, 15 Dec 2009
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A lot of people who are athletic have a lower pulse rate. 40 is getting kind of low though. As long as his blood pressure is ok they may just keep an eye on him. If he complains of dizziness or seems a little sluggish or confused I would think it was too low for him and take him back to ANY doctor or emergency room. Don't wait for a cardiologist even if they might send you to one later. If that doctor told you he should not be exhausted or cannot drive then they think there is a problem. That is not normal. If that is all they told you then I would call them back and say you want more information. You have the right to have them explain why. If they will not help you get a second opinion as soon as you can!!
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