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Having been at 61 up to the age of sixty, since then my pulse

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Having been at 61 up to the age of sixty, since then my pulse has slowed down steadily. When my readings were in the low fifties I was referred to a hospital consultant after an ECG whose verdict, after getting me to jump up and down vigorously, was that I was fine but to come back if I had fainting spells. This was three years ago and now my readings are regularly 50 or less, the slowest was 46. In January I had minor day surgery and there it was measured at 49. I feel fine but keep reading that for a fit male the rate is 65 to 80, and increases as we get older! I have also been regular monitored because in between times I have had surgery and chemo to tackle colon cancer. Ron Warrington.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 3 years ago.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Hi there. Thank you for your question. I will be helping you out with your queries

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Are you on any medications for anything?

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Do you have any diagnosed medical problems?

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Please let me know.

Customer:

No and No

Dr. Shahzad MD :

How is your blood pressure like?

Customer:

Usually very good.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

If your blood pressure is very good like you mention then I would not worry at all.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Pulse rate can vary from person to person and with age. Not all people's pulse gets higher with age.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

I do not think its anything to worry about.

Customer:

Thank you, XXXXX XXXXX must stop seeing myself as a clockwork toy that is winding down!

Dr. Shahzad MD :

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