I am a 33 year old white male, former smoker. I recently got a fitbit and it has revealed I have a slow heart rate. I have double checked manually and it is accurate. Sometimes my heart rate goes as low as 47bpm. Resting normally is at 51bpm. I am not an athlete and I only really do brisk walks as exercise. My blood pressure seems to be normal. Could this signal an issue with my heart?
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No mate, mines exactly the same after Heart Attack and 4 stents, currently on Beta blockers, statins, aspirin, and Blood pressure meds, I also use a Fitbit,
If your heart rate drops to those levels at night during sleep many cardiologists accept it as fairly normal,however during the day while up & about they may consider it an issue! My own dropped into the mid 20's at night occasionally, with day time heart rates as low as 39bpm. I ended up with a PM 6 months ago. For peace of mind get it checked out!
Welcome to the forum Febfg
You would need to give a little more information on your reasons for asking a question like you have. I see you have said your not on meds etc or no known Heart Issues
Personally I have been down in the low thirties but that is through Medication, so you see why you need to give a little more !! For a diagnosis you need to source professional Medical Advice no one on the site has the qualification to diagnose. We all help each other with our experiences but that's as far as it goes.
Stay Well and Safe
Hi Febfg. Does your heart rate go up when you exercise? And then back down again when you stop? Do you feel otherwise fine (ie not dizzy/fainting, fatigued, confused, short of breath, chest pains and/sometimes confused)? And can you manage your brisk walks easily?
Heart rate goes up to about 85/100 when I'm littering round the house then probably up to max 120 when I'm walking. The walks are not really an issue. I do feel nauseous though.
It’s probably nothing. Your heart sounds like it’s doing what it’s supposed to do but worth getting it checked out.
I think if u are worried you should at least get a telephone appointment with you GP especially if up to a 100 and only moving around house and not exerting yourself AND feeling nauseous
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When I was an athlete (in my mid-forties, in the 1990s) a resting pulse rate of 30 was OK.
Before I had a pacemaker, when I was in "permanent" AF, a pulse rate of 30 gave me an SPO2 of 75... and, some days, I was waking up paralysed from the eyelids down.
My AF is now in remission, and my pacemaker keeps my HR above about 50.
Do you feel faint, e.g. when you stand up (postural hypotension)?
Do your feet turn blue? (peripheral cyanosis, or blue-foot disease).
My feet don't turn blue. Sometimes I have a flushed face. Sometimes I feel a bit of a headrush when standing but I have never fainted or anything.
What is AF?
Mine is exactly the same 45 bpm at 3am and between 49-53 at rest normally. No issue for me.