Cardiologist Questions Heart Rate

Heart Rate

My husband is 56 years old and he has been having a low heart rate. Yesterday it was 42 and today it was 44. What causes this and what can he do about it?

Male | 56 years old
Complaint duration: 3 months or so
Medications: Toporal BP meds, cholesterol it starts with a lev..., zofran, firocet for migraines and zanaflex
Conditions: High blood pressure, high cholesterol, chronic pain muscle spasms

1 Answer

Develop sick sinus syndrome and eventually need a pacemaker to control it. However, the Toprol that your husband is taking can also slow his heart rate. As long as he is in sinus rhythm and is asymptomatic there is nothing to fear.