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Can you tell me the difference between bradycardia and sinus bradycardia

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 19 years experience
Easy...: Bradycardia means a slow heart rate. Sinus bradycardia means a slow heart rate that originates from the normal location in the heart.
Dr. Fayaz Shawl
Cardiology 49 years experience
Yes I can: Bradycardia means slow heart rate, while as sinus bradycardia means slow rate orginating from the normal site of the heart , callled sinus node.

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
Cardiology 32 years experience
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
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
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
Dr. David Houghton
Specializes in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Usually not: As long as sinus bradycardia doesn't cause symptoms like dizziness, then it's not a problem. Well-trained athletes can have impressive sinus bradycard... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Symptoms?: Sinus bradycardia is normal in athletes. If no symptoms with it, no worries.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
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
Internal Medicine 59 years experience
NO: both are "benign" arrythmias... Hope this helps! Dr Z
A 42-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
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Dowd
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
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 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
Cardiology 32 years experience
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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Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
ECG findings: "Sinus bradycardia" means the HR is slower than expected but otherwise normal by ECG findings. "PRWP" stands for "poor R wave progression" - it's an ... Read More

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