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how can hypertension/high blood pressure cause bradycardia?

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Dr. Rajiva Goyal
33 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
Several mechanisms : Hypertension (HTN) can resulting in ischemia and abnormality of the conduction system of the heart which may slow heart rate. After a head injury HTN and a slow heart rate are signs that there may be increase in intra-cranial pressure. There is also a phenomena where correcting a slow heart rate might resolve HTN see link below. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7457024 edit.
Answered on Jun 7, 2019
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