is a heart rate of 48 dangerous in a 75 yr old woman?
- EdnaLv 78 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.
- 8 months ago
they need to install a pacermaker inside your heart. it shocks your heart so it goes faster
- ChristiLv 48 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.
- Pearl LLv 78 months ago
i would ask your doctor about it
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- Diane ALv 78 months ago
it can be depending on if they have symptoms, and the cause of the bradycardia
- Anonymous8 months ago
That's pretty slow,(not enough blood circulating), over-medicated if on pills ... see a doctor
- PearlLv 78 months ago
you need to ask your doctor this question