... Several weeks ago, my mother was hospitalized with Bronchial Pneumonia, and while there, the doctor announced that she had a slow heart rate, and stopped the Aricept. Today, I brought her back to her Neurologist, discussed what has been happening with my mother, and mentioned that the GP had stopped the Aricept because of a slow heart rate. The Neurologist to help my mother more, suggested that I start the Aricept again, 5mg dose, because many of her patients show no evidence of heart related issues, and that maybe the slow heart rate issue was due to my mother's Bronchial Illness rather than the medication. She told me to monitor my mother's pulse which I can do through her Oximeter. Your thoughts?