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Is there a difference between bradycardia and sinus bradycardia?

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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 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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A 38-year-old member asked:

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

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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.
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What is sinus bradycardia?

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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 node) and travels down the normal electrical pathways of the heart. Brady in medicine refers to slow, and in this case cardia to heart rate.

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