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why the obstructive jaundice causing bradycardia?

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Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 52 years experience
Do not know: lncreased levels of serum bilirubin are known to limit the conduction of electrical impulse by the SA nodes of heart which in turn results in bradycardia (i.e. heart rate of up to 50 beats per minute). Exact mechanism by which jaundice leads to development of bradycardia is stilI not known even after hundred years of publication.

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