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Does vagal nerve damage cause bradycardia? how can it be tested? is it treatable?

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Dr. Marvin Ott
Emergency Medicine 21 years experience
The Vagus Nerve: Mediates lowered heart rate, especially during times of rest and sleep. If anything, decreased vagal tone (such as with vagal nerve damage, or with taking a vagolytic drug such as atropine) should cause tachycardia. Hope this helps!

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