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i was told i have were a mild numbers of asystoles during my sleep test. what does this mean and should i see a heart doctor?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Maybe: I am going to assume these are really episodes in which the heart stopped for seconds, rather than some non-expert mistaking an "extrasystole" (irregular beat). Get the exact facts, then visit with your physician about the need for a cardiology referral.
Dr. Teresa Menendez Hood
Cardiology 37 years experience
Sleep apnea: Sleep apnea can cause your heart to slow down during your hypoxia spells usually goes away when you treat your sleep apnea.

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Last updated Jul 18, 2013

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