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What causes a low heart rate?
What causes a low heart rate? My resting heart rate is typically 53 to 62.
submitted by Tanya from Miami, Florida on 6/24/2013
by Texas Heart Institute cardiologist, George Younis, MD
There are many conditions or medications that can cause a slow heart rate. This can also be seen in athletes. The heart rates you mentioned may simply be normal for you. Those numbers in isolation are not especially worrisome.
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Updated June 2013