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can you tell me the difference between bradycardia and sinus bradycardia

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
18 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Easy...: Bradycardia means a slow heart rate. Sinus bradycardia means a slow heart rate that originates from the normal location in the heart.

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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
31 years experience Cardiology
Mechanisms vary: Bradycardia simply means slow heart beat. Sinus bradycardia refers to a specific cause for the slow heart beat which is sluggishness of the natural p ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Absolutely not!: Virtually all seasoned athletes have sinus bradycardia. Many normal, healthy non-athletes do as well. Virtually everybody has SB at sometime during s ... Read More
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Symptoms?: Sinus bradycardia is normal in athletes. If no symptoms with it, no worries.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Ecg: I presume you are quoting an ecg report. Sinus bradycardia is a normal type heart rate of less than 60 beats per minute. Ventricular hypertrophy is in ... Read More
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Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
NO: both are "benign" arrythmias... Hope this helps! Dr Z
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Vogt Lowell
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
Slow heart rate: A heart rate slower than expected for age when compared to a particular population that still originates from the normal region of the heart (sinus no ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Dowd
19 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: A slow heart rate in which the electrical signal for each heartbeat originates from the sinus node (where it's supposed to originate). Generally, in ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
31 years experience Cardiology
Normal or abnormal: Could be normal if physically fit as in athletes due to high parasympathetic tone. Abnormal sinus bradycardia could be due to degeneration of the c ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Mehranpour
22 years experience Cardiology
Depends : Heart rates above 50 are usually well-tolerated. Once below 50 symptoms usually develop. Heart rates approaching 30s can be dangerous. Overall any slo ... Read More

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