is a heart rate of 48 dangerous in a 75 yr old woman?

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  • In
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Unless you are a marathon runner that pulse is rather low.  Talk to your doctor about possibly reducing the dosage of beta blockers prescribed.  

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  • Edna
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    A resting heart rate of 48 beats per minute (or 8 beats every 10 seconds) is slower than the 60 to 100 bpm range considered normal for adults. A heart rate below 60 bpm for adults is a condition called bradycardia and is usually abnormal.

    Bradycardia and a heart rate of 48, while tolerated by most people, might be dangerous in patients with heart disease or other forms of disease. In other words, one number doesn't fit all.

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  • 2 months ago

    they need to install a pacermaker inside your heart.  it shocks your heart so it goes faster

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  • 2 months ago

    That is a bit low. It is a slight cause for concern. However, a low heart rate like that can be normal for certain people especially if they're extremely athletic or used to be. If you are still concerned, I would get it checked out.

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  • 2 months ago

    i would ask your doctor about it

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  • 2 months ago

    it can be depending on if they have symptoms, and the cause of the bradycardia

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    That's pretty slow,(not enough blood circulating), over-medicated if on pills ... see a doctor

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  • Pearl
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    you need to ask your doctor this question

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