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What should I do if my ECG says sinus bradycardia with premature atrial complexes?

What should I do if my ECG says sinus bradycardia with premature atrial complexes?

Nothing: If you are an athlete, this may be normal. As long as you are not symptomatic then this is usually not dangerous. Normal sinus rhythm is 60-100 beats/min. Sinus bradycardia is < 60 beats/min. Very common in young athletes. Was the ECG otherwise normal? ...Read more

Dr. Kerrie Pinkney
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Slow Heart Rate (Definition)

Slow heart rate, also called bradycardia, is defined as a resting heart rate (pulse) less than 60 beats per minute. Having a heart rate less than 60 is not necessarily abnormal. In fact, people in good cardiovascular shape have a low heart rate. People with certain heart conditions may take medications which lower the heart rate as one of ...Read more


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I have a pacemaker for bradycardia but over the past two months my pacemaker has been reading a high rate of atrial tachycardia should I be worried?

I have a pacemaker for bradycardia but over the past two months my pacemaker has been reading a high rate of atrial tachycardia should I be worried?

Monitor: To know what your pacemaker is recording, you must be seeing your doctor to have the device interrogated. You should ask your doctor the meaning of the rhythms that the device is recording and whether anything else is needed. ...Read more

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Can Diastolic Dsyfunction cause Atrial Fib with symptoms ? Can it cause Bradycardia with symptoms ? What is the best Treatment plan for these types

Can Diastolic Dsyfunction cause Atrial Fib  with symptoms ?  Can it cause Bradycardia with symptoms  ? What is the best Treatment plan for these types

Yes: Diastolic LV dysfunction can cause atrial fibrillation particularly if the left atrium becomes enlarged. Diastolic dysfunction cannot cause bradycardia per se. Often the best treatments of diastolic dysfunction can cause bradycardia; such as beta blockers or calcium channel blockers. We do not have any real good treatment specifically for diastolic dysfunction. Ranolazine has shown some promise ...Read more

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14 day loop results states tachycardia up to 140, bradycardia 42 bpm, ventricular ectopic complexes, supra ventricular ectopic complexes and an atrial couplet. Should I be worried?

14 day loop results states tachycardia up to 140, bradycardia 42 bpm, ventricular ectopic complexes, supra ventricular ectopic complexes and an atrial couplet. Should I be worried?

Arrhythmias: You should be talking to your doctor about the situation to get more information. The rhythms alone don't necessarily imply something 'bad'. On the other hand if you were entirely normal they wouldn't be there. The rest of your condition is what tells you whether you should be worried. Your doctor is best positioned to answer that question. ...Read more

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Can you have atrial fibrillation with a slow heart rate 60-100?

Can you have atrial fibrillation with a slow heart rate 60-100?

Yes: atrial fibrillation is when the atrium is beating not in coordination with the ventricle. It beats around 200 beats a minute. If the ventricular rate is controlled it beats 60-100 beats a minute. Since the are not synchronized there is a higher risk of blood clots in the heart which then can be thrown to the brain causing a stroke.n that is why we use blood thinners. ...Read more

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Slow heart rate, premature atrial contractions, are they connected?

Slow heart rate, premature atrial contractions, are they connected?

AV Block?: Yes, it is very possible that the slow rate of ventricular contractions cannot keep up with a faster atrial contraction rate. It is an a-v block. ...Read more

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Is bradycardia dangerous?

Is bradycardia dangerous?

Possibly: Severe bradycardia can be dangerous, especially with heart rates approaching 30 or less. Symptoms can develop with heart rates below 50. Cause of bradycardia and rhythm should be determined. ...Read more

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Why does bradycardia happen?

Why does bradycardia happen?

Bradycardia: Bradycardia, in adults (not in children) is defined as heart rate slower than 60 beats per minutes. It can be perfectly normal in people who are athletic. For example, marathon runners can have resting heart rate in 40s or even lower. It is, generally, pathological, if it leads to symptoms of dizziness, lightheadedness or fainting. If it causes extreme symptoms, a pacemaker is needed. ...Read more

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What is symptomatic bradycardia?

Bradycardia: When the heart rate is slow enough to cause lightheadedness, weakness, fatigue, and perhaps shortness of breath, the bradycardia is symptomatic. ...Read more

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What is the meaning of bradycardia?

What is the meaning of bradycardia?

Bradycardia: Bradycardia is slow heart rate.....less than 60 beats a minute is bradycardia ...Read more

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What is the meaning of bradycardia?

Bradycardia: Bradycardia is slow heart rate.....less than 60 beats a minute is bradycardia ...Read more

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Can I die from bradycardia if I ignore it?

Can I die from bradycardia if I ignore it?

Anything is possible: But it's not likely. Bradycardia is defined as a heart rate <60. Heart rates of >50 are well tolerated by everyone. Heart rates of 40-50 during wakefulness sometimes cause fatigue. Sustained heart rates of <40 usually cause unacceptable fatigue and breathlessness. Pauses of > 3-5 seconds may cause dizziness. Pauses of > 5 seconds often cause blackouts. Pauses of > 2 minutes may cause death. ...Read more

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Could it be something bad if I have bradycardia?

Could it be something bad if I have bradycardia?

Maybe: How low is the heart rate and do you have any symptoms at this level: fatigue, dizzy, confused...Some elite athletes can have very low heart rate but for the general population, depending on the factors above, it could also indicate a heart conduction problem (or medication side effects). See your primary care physician who knows you best to see if this is something to be concerned about. ...Read more

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Why the athletics have bradycardia?

Why the athletics have bradycardia?

When conditioned: the heart may pump more efficiently and thus may not need to beat as often. ...Read more

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What is sinus bradycardia?

What is sinus bradycardia?

Slow heart rate: Generally a heart rate less than 50 beats per minute coming from the heart's natural pacemaker is considered sinus bradycardia. It is not necessarily abnormal as well conditioned athletes often have low heart rates. Some medications such as beta blockers slow the heart rate to this level. ...Read more

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How can you monitor bradycardia?

How can you monitor bradycardia?

Bradycardia: You can monitor bradycardia in multiple ways: 1. You can feel your pulse for ten seconds (in your wrist) and multiply by six to get heart rate in beats per minute (less than sixty beats per minute defined as bradycardia) 2. Ekg patches can be placed on y chest (for up to one month) that records your heart rate 3. Small device can be implanted under skin upto two years to record bradycardia. ...Read more

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Can valsartan cause bradycardia?

Can valsartan cause bradycardia?

Probably not: Valsartan, also called Diovan (valsartan) is an "arb" (angiotensin ii receptor antagonist) typically used for the management of hypertension and congestive heart failure. The most common side effects are dizziness and lightheadedness, but not bradycardia. Another cause of bradycardia is more likely. ...Read more

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Can you define sinus bradycardia?

Can you define sinus bradycardia?

Yes: A slow heart rate in which the electrical signal for each heartbeat originates from the sinus node (where it's supposed to originate). Generally, in an adult, this means a heart rate of less than 60. But keep in mind you can have a heart rate less than 60 and still be okay. For example many good athletes, whose hearts are in great shape, have resting heart rates less than 60. ...Read more

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