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night9hawk said:SoundJudgment said:Hmmm.... a heart-rate sustained below 40 bpm?? I'd be dead already.
For most people, a heart rate below 40 bpm can lead to serious health issues, including death. My normal resting heart rate is in the mid 40s. But when I sleep, my heart rates wants to go down into the 30s. The reason I say “wants to” is because I have a defibrillator implanted in my chest, which keeps my heart rate from going below 40 bpm. My heart rate has always been slow, but medically it wasn’t an issue until I had a heart attack. The doctors would always say “good, but we need to keep an eye on it”. But insurance companies determine what healthcare we receive, so it seems like a heart attack, with a $498,000 bill, was the wakeup call. A $50 K defibrillator would have be cheaper. I would like to buy and wear an Apple Watch, but I think all it would tell me is “get yea to the emergency room immediately!”night9hawk said:My resting heart rate is in the mid 40's and occasionally when I'm in for a medical procedure that requires anesthesia it'll drop to 38-36 beats per minute. Freaks out the people who are performing the procedure so I warn them ahead of time that it's slow.SoundJudgment said:Hmmm.... a heart-rate sustained below 40 bpm?? I'd be dead already.