A 30-year-old male asked:
Started having occasional bradycardia (51-59 bpm) while standing upright,normal blood pressure. is this low enough for a pacemaker? doctor said no.
1 doctor answer • 4 doctors weighed in
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Depends: Depends upon the underlying rhythm. Heart rate alone is not an exact indicator of need for pacer. Generally heart rates below 30 bpm indicate a significant electrical conduction problem that would benefit from a pacer. However, there are some conditions where a much higher pulse might require a pacer.
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