Heart Rate and taking Statins

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Heart Rate and taking Statins

Postby Disizit » Thu Sep 03, 2020 5:02 pm

I am 55 years old and have been Vegan for about 4 years. I have gone strict WFPBNO the last couple months. I am exercising 6 -7 days a week on my Total Gym and stationary bike, I also walk and ride my actual bike sometimes. 3 years ago I had a cardiac event and ended up with 2 stents and have been on Atorvastatin and Clopidogrel. During my exercising my heart rate gets up to about 140Bpm or so Max. I am sure it used to get higher than that and I see other people I talk to or see in forums here get up to 160Bpm or 170Bpm. I have about 50 lbs to lose.
My question is: I am wondering if the statin or blood thinner is lowering my heart rate so it is harder for me to get it up high enough to have my aerobic activity do much good so I can lose weight?
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