Asked in Child HealthCardiovascular Health
Is a heart rate of 45 per minute too low?
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.