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Pulse Rate

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  • Posted By: Kstanton
  • November 27, 2006
  • 00:11 AM

I have angina and my pulse has been around 68 but with any activity (housework, gardening etc.) it slows to around 50. I had thought it should speed up with activity. Does anyone know why this happens. Thanks

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  • I have read and heard of many conditions, but have never heard of this one. Are you sure that you are accurately measuring your "active" heart rate?
    Irradiated 23 Replies
    • December 15, 2006
    • 04:55 PM
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  • Hi, from the reading I have done I have not heard of such a thing either but the readings are definately correct. I have just had an ECG and an Echocardiogram done and am now waiting for an angiogram. Anyone have any opions on stents verses drug eluting stents. Thanks
    Kstanton 1 Replies
    • December 15, 2006
    • 05:27 PM
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  • YES! Get the drug eluting stents. I don't think you will have a choice though. Maybe, if you requested , but I don't know. I have two of each type that are available in the US (Cypher and Taxus II). If you get any stents you will have to take Plavix for at least one year. I have taken Plavix for almost four years and will take it for the rest of my life for stroke prevention. Good luck on that angiogram :) . I have had eight in three and one half years.....It's hard to believe, but true. Rj
    Irradiated 23 Replies
    • December 17, 2006
    • 05:02 PM
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