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Can you tell me the difference between bradycardia and sinus bradycardia?

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Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 20 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 50 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:

Is there a difference between bradycardia and sinus bradycardia?

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Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
Cardiology 33 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 pacemaker cells of the heart (referred to as sinus node). This could be normal in physically fit people or abnormal especially if associated with symptoms of fatigue, shortness of breath or passing out spells.

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