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Is a heart rate of 45 per minute too low?


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July 29, 2012 2:04PM

It depends on the individual, but if you have a strong heart (usually athletes) a resting heart rate can be below 50 without any negative effects. But, in most individuals a heart rate of 45 can be something that might need to be treated with medications or a pacemaker.

Pulse rate < 60 beats per minute is known as bradycardia.