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Question about low heart rate
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I have a question about whether having a low heart rate will cause you to be cold. I had to take some beta blockers for a heart test and this is the first time that they've ever used nitroglycerin. The beta blockers successfully lowered my heart rate to 52 and I noticed that I was cold. Is being cold a side effect of your heart rate being that low

As always thanks for all responses and I hope everyone is doing well
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#2
Look at Raynaud's phenomenon. Half way down the page -- look for Beta Blockers as a cause.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raynaud%27s_phenomenon

Beta Blocker and Nitro -- really? What sort of test was it?
Beta blockers slow rate and constrict blood vessels; nitro is a potent central dilator.
Did your blood pressure drop like a stone?


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CT angiogram. After the test my BP was 108/64 which is normal for me
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#4
I'll trade blood pressures with you!

Hope the angiogram comes out favorable.
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#5
I did the angiogram thing recently and as my HR was very close to 60bpm (58/59) they decided not to use the beta blockers. At that HR I didn't feel cold at all. That said I can lower my HR just by thinking about it. The downside is brachycardia.
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I didn't have to have the beta blockers once I was there for the test but before the test I had to take 2 beta blockers the day before, 1 in the morning and one in the evening and then I had to take 2 beta blockers 2 hours prior to the test but none after that because my heart rate was already 52 it might have just been that the facility was cold
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I was told at my angigram that anything below 60bpm was fine.

If your heart rate was 52 before beta blockers do you have brachycardia?
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#8
It was 52 after beta blockers so I didn"t have to get more beta blockers at the facility
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I keep my BP in check by walking at least 2 miles a day and working out at a gym (I don't do it at home because I always find things I HAVE to get done so I go to the gym), eating organic foods and most of the time stay off of junk foods.

Thanks I am sure the heart test will be fine. I don't have symptoms of heart issues but I have a bad family history so I get a lot of tests yearly to make sure my heart works fine.
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#10
ME50.. Hope all goes well with the heart tests. Glad you have a concerned and caring physician that keeps on top of things BEFORE something needs to be done.
My constant (avg) BP is 109/54 and a pulse of 50-55. The slow heart rate used to concern me a lot, but the MD keeps telling me that at least its not being overworked . Was on BP meds but he took me off of those several years ago. I am a avid bike rider and 79yrs old. Keep up the exercise: it the answer!!
Yesterday is history; Tomorrow is a mystery; Today is a gift; Thats why its called "The Present".
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