Athletic 52 year old and exercise
Looking for someone who may be in my situation or experience.
I"m 52 years old....I've always had a heart rate in 50's with no issues, felt great... but now bottoming out in low 40's for some reason. Throughout my years, I've worked out, cross fit, running 10K's, 5 K's......never had issues until last month with getting fatigue with routine activities. Had a heart cath......all is well other than low heart rate and subsequent fatigue.
MD has mentioned a pacemaker is possible......
Question....... since my problem is low heart rate and with all other aspects of my heart normal..... is a capped heart rate always done......and if so, would that limit my ability to exercise maximally? If the goal is to maintain baseline heart rate, is a capped maximal rate always done?