What is a depressed heart rate?


A depressed heart rate typically refers to a heart rate that is slower than normal or below the expected range for a person’s age and fitness level. In medical terms, this is known as bradycardia, which is defined as a resting heart rate of less than 60 beats per minute (bpm).

Bradycardia can be caused by a variety of factors, including certain medications, electrolyte imbalances, heart disease, and other medical conditions. In some cases, a depressed heart rate may not cause any symptoms, while in other cases, it may lead to fatigue, weakness, dizziness, or fainting.

If you are concerned about your heart rate or have symptoms of a depressed heart rate, it is important to speak with your doctor, who can perform a physical exam and recommend any necessary tests or treatments.

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