Low Pulse Rate

Your heart will typically beat between 60-100 times each minute when you are at rest. Bradycardia refers to a heart rate that is below 60 beats per minute. In most cases bradycardia does not cause complications or symptoms, but this can be a serious condition because a low pulse rate means the heart is not pumping an adequate supply of oxygen rich blood to the rest of the body. There are several treatments including the implantation of a pace maker that can help to correct this condition if necessary.

Symptoms and Complications of Low Pulse Rate

Common Symptoms

When the organs and brain are not getting the oxygen content they need from the blood it can cause weakness, near-fainting, fainting, fatigue, dizziness, chest pains, shortness of breath, tiring easily during physical activity, memory problems and confusion.


The severity of complications from bradycardia will vary based on how low the pulse rate of the body is and what is causing the conduction problem in the body. Potential complications include heart failure, frequent fainting spells, sudden cardiac arrest or sudden death.

Causes of Low Pulse Rate

Risk Factors of Low Pulse Rate

Treatments for Low Pulse Rate

Preventions of Low Pulse Rate

Prevent Heart Disease

Treat Current Heart Problems

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