Slow heart, and chest pain, help please
I do not have a pacemaker yet, but my heart rate at rest is often in the 40s and dips into the upper 30s at night. I am not an athlete, but fairly active. I have sinus rhythm, but have had a slow heart for 10 years, was told it is Sick Sinus Syndrome. I haven't had any significant symptoms until now. I have chest pain (angina?) often, everyday, and I read that can be from untreated slow heart, bradycardia. My cardiologist is holding off putting in a pacemaker. But the chest pain is uncomfortable and hurts more on the heart beats. Has anyone had anything similar? And how low a heart rate is too low? Doesn't the 40's seem too low? I am sick with worry, so any response would be welcome.