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Slow Heart Rate Does Not Increase Risk of Heart Disease

Bradycardia – a slower than normal heartbeat – does not increase the risk of developing cardiovascular disease, according to a study conducted by researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. The study is published in the Jan.19 online edition of the Journal of American Medical Association Internal Medicine.

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My normal heart rate has been around 50 for ages, so there's hope for me!

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My husband's pulse is often 32 but that's normal for him.

For us, hypothyroiders, a low pulse rate is due to low metabolism and when on an optimum our pulse should come back to 'normal' between 60+. If it goes too fast we are overdosed.

Temp is usually below normal as well. Temp /pulse are good guides to know if our thyroid hormones are doing their job or at an optimum although temp might not come back to what it used to be. A low pulse suggests that heart is struggling due to not being on sufficient hormones.

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Praise the Lord!! I'm in with a chance then!😊

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