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Doctor insights on: Any Treatments Heart Diseases Relating Sinus Bradycardia

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Are there any specific treatments for heart diseases relating to sinus bradycardia?

Are there any specific treatments for heart diseases relating to sinus bradycardia?

Depends: It depends on the cause and if there are any symptoms from the bradycardia. Many athletes have a resting bradycardia. This reflects their excellent conditioning and requires no treatment. In other cases a slow heart rate can be seen with hypothyroidism which is treated by adding thyroid meds. Others may have a slow heart rate indicating a conduction system abnormality and require a pacemaker. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Werner
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Heart Diseases (Definition)

Heart disease is a condition in which a person has problems within his or her vascular system and heart, which includes both congenital birth defects and problems acquired later. Examples of heart disease include clogging (atherosclerosis) of the coronary (heart) arteries, heart attacks (obstructions of the arteries), damaged heart valves, heart muscle failure, and viral infections of the heart. Some major causes of heart disease include genetics, smoking, hypertension, high ...Read more


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Does it happen that people are in sinus bradycardia while having heart failure? Without medication?

Does it happen that people are in sinus bradycardia while having heart failure? Without medication?

Yes: Mostly patients and congestive heart failure or either have to keep cardio or intrafibrillation. By patients could be in sinus bradycardia, besides medications a lot of things can effect your heart rate ...Read more

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Got dysautonomia, for yrs standing heart rate 100+, laid in bed ECG showed sinus bradycardia 47. I sat up and it went to 60. Pacer needed, or fit heart?

Got dysautonomia, for yrs standing heart rate 100+, laid in bed ECG showed sinus bradycardia 47. I sat up and it went to 60. Pacer needed, or fit heart?

No pacemaker: You haven't described anything that would constitute an indication for pacing which, in general, would consist of symptoms of passing out (or feeling like you could pass out) while your heart rate is exceptionally low (usually 30 seconds or pauses of >5 seconds.). ...Read more

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Ways to reduce cholesterol? Generally healthy, and not overweight but have high cholesterol. Also have slight sinus bradycardia/sinus arrhythmia. Doctors have told me not to worry after repeated EKGs. I want to keep my heart healthy/avoid CHF later?

Ways to reduce cholesterol? Generally healthy, and not overweight but have high cholesterol. Also have slight sinus bradycardia/sinus arrhythmia. Doctors have told me not to worry after repeated EKGs. I want to keep my heart healthy/avoid CHF later?

Mostly genetic: A very high cholesterol may need to be medicated now, if for example you have familial hypercholesterolemia with LDL over 200. It is fairly common and deadly. Exercise is actually more helpful than diet here and you want to maintain lifelong good habits. There are guidelines, and there's no reason to believe super-tight cholesterol control in youth benefits you decades later. ...Read more

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How has crestor (rosuvastatin) been beneficial in the treatment of heart diseases?

How has crestor (rosuvastatin) been beneficial in the treatment of heart diseases?

Yes.: Crestor (rosuvastatin) has been shown to slow plaque buildup in arteries, or in some instances regression. It has been proven to reduce both the likelyhood of mis and strokes. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the difference between bradycardia and sinus bradycardia?

Can you tell me the difference between bradycardia and sinus bradycardia?

Easy...: Bradycardia means a slow heart rate. Sinus bradycardia means a slow heart rate that originates from the normal location in the heart. ...Read more

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Dr. Creighton Wright
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Sinus (Definition)

In anatomy, a sinus is a cavity within a bone or other tissue. Most commonly found in the bones of the face and connecting with the nasal cavities. Sinus (anatomy), description of the general term paranasal sinuses, air cavities in the cranial bones, especially those near the nose, including: the maxillary sinuses, also called the maxillary antra and the largest of the ...Read more


Dr. Kerrie Pinkney
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Slow Heart Rate (Definition)

Slow heart rate is a symptom in which a person's heart rate (the number of heart contractions per minute) is less than normal for the average person of the same size, doing the same activities. For adults, slow heart rate usually means a rate below 50-60 beats per ...Read more