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Doctor insights on: 6 Weeks Pregnant And Slow Heart Beat

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Dr. Oscar Novick
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If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more


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What can a slow heart beat mean?

What can a slow heart beat mean?

Cardio fitness: In a young person, a slow heart usually means a healthy and fit heart. The important question is -- are you feeling well? If not, please see your doctor asap. ...Read more

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Is it bad to have a slow heart beat if you are fit?

Is it bad to have a slow heart beat if you are fit?

No: It's an indication of how good your health is. There's very few cases in people in excellent shape were a diseased heart electrical system is the cause. ...Read more

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What would cause a ?Slow heart beat all of a sudden?

What would cause a ?Slow heart beat all of a sudden?

Many possibilities: An abrupt onset of a slow heartbeat has many causes including a vasovagal reaction (fainting spell), a heart attack, severe dehydration, sclerosis of the electrical system of the heart, digoxin toxicity to name a few. The key is to describe the situation in which it occurs. Helpful studies may include an ecg, an echocardiogram, blood tests.A good history is essential. Discuss with your md. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how a slow heart beat increase the venous return?

Can you tell me how a slow heart beat increase the venous return?

It doesn't: Heart rate will only increase venous return if one is transitioning from an abnormally fast rate to a normal rate. Further slowing of the heart rate will not increase venous return and, in fact, if heart becomes too slow, venous return will diminish. If heart rate stops, venous return will also cease. ...Read more

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What's the difference between a fast and slow heart beat in terms of indication of health?

What's the difference between a fast and slow heart beat in terms of indication of health?

Depends: Slow hr could be due to physical conditioning and indicative of good health or it could be pathologic. Fast heart rate almost always indicate some underlying issue and suggest either deconditiionibg, dehydration, anemia, pain to name a few. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a slow heart beat? Will you someday need a pacemaker?

What does it mean to have a slow heart beat? Will you someday need a pacemaker?

See earlier answers: In your age group it is unlikely to be pathological, the most common pathology leading to a slow heart rate in your age group is hypothyroidism, but probably even more commonly, low heart rate is encountered because the person is conditioned. Predicting a future need for pacemaker because a person has a low heart rate when young is not based on any reliable data, unless pathologic to begin with. ...Read more

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Can having a slow heart beat cause dizziness sometimes?

Can having a slow heart beat cause dizziness sometimes?

YES: A slow heart rate is well tolerated in younger individuals and athletes. If heart rate is very slow at rest or does not increase adequately with activity dizziness , lightheadedness or fatigue may result due to inadeequate cardiac output and low blood pressure. See your doctor. ...Read more