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Old 06-24-2011, 05:15 PM
 
Location: Indiana
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I had an EKG done and the reading was lower than what a normal result should be. I exercise 4-5 times a week for 30 minutes minimum and have no heart issues at all. My doctor said some athletes have a slower heart rhythm. Could this be the reason for my lower rhythm? Or is it possible more that I'm not aware of. I'm a male, 38 yr, in fine physical condition, meaning not obese, don't drink nor smoke and eat semi-healthy. thanks for any replies.
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Old 06-24-2011, 08:54 PM
 
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What did your doctor say? He is more qualified than we are.

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Old 06-27-2011, 11:46 AM
 
Location: Indiana
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He said that I need to go see a heart doctor just to be safe. But he did mention most athletes have a slower result on their EKG, and I do work out.
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Old 06-27-2011, 03:07 PM
 
Location: Bucks, UK
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why did you have the EKG done in the first place?

when you say the result was lower, what do you mean? that your heart rate was slower? if so, what was your heart rate?

if you are not having symptoms, you exercise regularly, the EKG was normal apart from a slow heart rate, and are otherwise healthy, a slow heart rate should be nothing but a good thing.
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Old 06-27-2011, 03:46 PM
 
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Do you mean your EF (Ejection fracttion) was low? That can be trouble. But a slow heart-rate is not usually a problem unless really slow.

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Old 06-27-2011, 03:59 PM
 
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He said that I need to go see a heart doctor just to be safe. But he did mention most athletes have a slower result on their EKG, and I do work out.
there is not such thing as a lower ECG...
ECG just records the "electricity" of the heart.
So a low ECG is really nothing, it must be a low X wave.
Which wave in the ECG is low? there are plenty of them on a ECG, like P, QRS and T.
The distance of each wave, the length of each wave etc means different things. for example a long distance from P to the QRS or a long distance from QRS, this are called segments.
They are important to understand if the nodes are working.
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Old 06-27-2011, 10:33 PM
 
Location: Durham UK
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there is not such thing as a lower ECG...
ECG just records the "electricity" of the heart.
So a low ECG is really nothing, it must be a low X wave.
Which wave in the ECG is low? there are plenty of them on a ECG, like P, QRS and T.
The distance of each wave, the length of each wave etc means different things. for example a long distance from P to the QRS or a long distance from QRS, this are called segments.
They are important to understand if the nodes are working.
Emm-I think he meant it showed his heart rate was lower.
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Old 06-27-2011, 11:08 PM
 
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Yu nmight have a heart problem that is often inherited just as mnay people get diabetes that are in shape.I;d see a heart docotr has advised.No one here can test you.
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Old 07-12-2011, 07:41 AM
 
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Emm-I think he meant it showed his heart rate was lower.
Well ECG are not used for heart rate, they are used to record the electricity in the heart.
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