HomeAnswersInternal MedicinebradycardiaI have a low heart rate of 55 to 60 beats per minute. Can it cause cardiac arrest?

Can low heart rate cause cardiac arrest?


The following is an actual conversation between an iCliniq user and a doctor that has been reviewed and published as a Premium Q&A.

Medically reviewed by

iCliniq medical review team

Published At November 17, 2022
Reviewed AtNovember 23, 2022

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

A friend of mine passed away because of cardiac arrest. He was a footballer. All of his tests were normal. And apparently, cardiac arrest was due to a slow heart rate while he was asleep. Now I am worried as my heart rate is also low, which is 55 to 60 beats per minute. Are there chances of cardiac arrest?

Kindly help.


Welcome to icliniq.com.

Thank you for your query.

I understand your concern. Sudden cardiac arrest in the sportive young population is a great concern, and many studies have looked into the causes. The most common causes are septal enlargement and heartbeats abnormalities.

Kindly share your ECG (echocardiogram) reports so I can review them.

I hope this has helped you. Thank you.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman Abouibrahim
Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman Abouibrahim

Internal Medicine

Community Banner Mobile
By subscribing, I agree to iCliniq's Terms & Privacy Policy.

Read answers about:

bradycardialow heart rate

Ask your health query to a doctor online

Internal Medicine

*guaranteed answer within 4 hours

Disclaimer: No content published on this website is intended to be a substitute for professional medical diagnosis, advice or treatment by a trained physician. Seek advice from your physician or other qualified healthcare providers with questions you may have regarding your symptoms and medical condition for a complete medical diagnosis. Do not delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice because of something you have read on this website. Read our Editorial Process to know how we create content for health articles and queries.

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. iCliniq privacy policy