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Posted by: Ka | 2009-08-06

Resting pulse rate 56 - normal?

I' ve just discovered that my pulse rate (measured a number of times) averages at 56. I' m a 25 year old woman, quite tall, and slightly overweight. I' m not particularly fit - I might get a good workout perhaps once a week if I' m lucky.
Is this pulse rate normal?

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Dear Ka
This could be too low if you are not a fit person. I suggest that you ask your doctor to do an ECG to see if you have any signs of a heart arrythmia/heartblock?
Dr Bets

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