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A 62-year-old female asked:

I was diagnosed with sinus bradycardia in the er a few years back, i am now getting symptoms of weakness, dizziness, brain fog and just feeling i need to sleep, at times get avb, are the two related and would i need to see a cardiologist for this?

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
You should definitely see a cardiologist. The A-V block could be resulting in your bradycardia. And, your symptoms may be due to the slow heart rate. You may need a Holter monitor, or at least an EKG, to find out. If you are having a symptomatic bradycardia, you may need a pacemaker. So, please get to a cardiologist ASAP. Best of luck to you!
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Sinus bradycardia may result from medications, or from abnormal function of the sinus node from degenerative changes associated with conduction system disease. These changes may also affect function of the AV node resulting in AV block with a slow heart rate. Either of these conditions may result in dizziness, weakness, transient blackout etc. These are emergencies and you should be seen ASAP.
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Last updated May 4, 2021

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