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what to do if i read that hypertension/high blood pressure can be a cause of bradycardia. why is that?

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Dr. Rajiva Goyal
Cardiac Electrophysiology 34 years experience
Several Reasons: 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 brain 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.

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A 46-year-old member asked:

How can hypertension/high blood pressure cause bradycardia?

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Dr. Rajiva Goyal
Cardiac Electrophysiology 34 years experience
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.
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A 30-year-old male asked:

Can bradycardia be reversed in people with high blood pressure?

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Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 57 years experience
Bradycardia: Depends on what is causing it. Side effect of beta blockers used to treat HBP.

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