Resting Heart Rate: Is it normal

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Feb 2014
8:04am, 21 Feb 2014
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jiminy cricket
Just returned from consultation with a cardiologist following a seizure some 4.5 months ago. Hospital was quick to highlight my low RHR (low 40's, have seen RHR of 39). At end of consultation, he had no concerns about my heart and proposes no further checks beyond a 24hr ECG tape. He presumes my low HR is because of fitness. With consultations, there's always a secondary question that never got asked. He didn't tell me to stop running, nor to train at lower intensity, but would that be a sensible approach (ie cut back on pace and/or volume?) When running, it's legs that give out rather than lack of "puff" :-)
Mar 2014
11:43am, 4 Mar 2014
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Dirk
well I may as well join the group and say that my resting (in bed first thing in the morning) rate is aroud 40-42bpm and normal resting between 45-48bpm. It has definitely lowered since doing more running, as used to be in the fifties.

Is age significant in this as well? I am 39. does older/younger have any bearing?
Jul 2014
3:45pm, 23 Jul 2014
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dibbers
Mine is 42 ish and last week it dropped to 37. I'm 53 years old
Jul 2014
3:49pm, 23 Jul 2014
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eL Bee!
Low heart rate is mostly genetic!
That said, training and general fitness *wll* bring it down as well!
Jul 2014
5:11pm, 23 Jul 2014
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Hendo
*waves willy*
Jul 2014
5:15pm, 23 Jul 2014
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GlennR
Is it supposed to be that shape Hendo?
Jul 2014
5:16pm, 23 Jul 2014
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Derby Tup
And that small?
Jul 2014
5:27pm, 23 Jul 2014
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Hendo
I'm reliable informed that there's nothing to be concerned about, and that often, people like me can live perfectly normal lives.
Jul 2014
6:23pm, 23 Jul 2014
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Derby Tup
;-)
Oct 2020
9:07pm, 21 Oct 2020
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Gobi
mine is mid to high 30s and have seen 31 recorded when monitored while sleeping

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