- Your Heart
- Ask Dr. T
- Heart Healthy Living
- About Us
- Contact Us
Slow heart rate and tired
Unless you are an athlete (who sometimes have slow heart rates), your slow heart rate and (possibly consequent) symptoms are abnormal, nor can your EKG look "great".
If your heart beats too slowly, your brain and body might not get enough blood to function well, leading to any or all of the following symptoms:
- Fatigue, weakness
- Fainting (syncope) or near fainting
- Shortness of breath
Thus, either your heart rate is faster than you measured at home, or your EKG was misinterpreted (unlikely), and your bradycardia needs to be confirmed or denied by your doctor! There is no need to see an electrophysiologist, just someone to interprate your symptoms and findings correctly.
Hope this helps,
Ask Doctor T. Blog
I have been advised by my primary physician to schedule a cardiac catherization and possible stent placement procedure after having a Nuclear Stress Test with the following "Findings:
The study quality is excellent. There is no transient LV ischemic dilatation noted. The left ventricular...
I have a friend with internal defibulator. can I perform cpr and is it possible for me to get shocked if the debibulator is going off?