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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


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How long is acid accumulation during end-stage bradycardia in term fetuses?

How long is acid accumulation during end-stage bradycardia in term fetuses?

Unclear: Not sure what you are asking. "end stage bradycardia" is a symptom not a primary diagnosis in otherwise healthy adults, childrens or infants. ...Read more

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Aminophylline for apnea and bradycardia for how long after birth?

Aminophylline for apnea and bradycardia for how long after birth?

Apnea and bradycardi: Aminophyllin is used less and less. Usually caffeine is used, less side effects, less monitoring. Caffeine is usuaily discintinued within 2 months after discharge. ...Read more

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Told I need a pacemaker to treat bradycardia. Recently found out I've had long term exposure to mold. Could that be the cause of the bradycardia?

Told I need a pacemaker to treat bradycardia. Recently found out I've had long term exposure to mold. Could that be the cause of the bradycardia?

Low likelihood: It's possible for toxins to cause that symptom and certain molds are among the ones considered, but correction efforts are your issue now. It's good to avoid mold! Now, follow the treatment plan to deal w/ your heart. Unless you have an air-tight, high $ law suit re the mold - the causes are not foremost now. ...Read more

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Is there a long-term (30-day) version of an EEG that can see if someone has seizures? I've had mild to severe episodes of near-syncope, with occasional bradycardia/sensations of pauses, followed by shaking. So far nothing has really explained it.

Is there a long-term (30-day) version of an EEG that can see if someone has seizures?  I've had mild to severe episodes of near-syncope, with occasional bradycardia/sensations of pauses, followed by shaking.  So far nothing has really explained it.

My impressions: The most useful EEG is a 3 day ambulatory study, or a 72 hr test. An inpatient monitoring ward stay can go for 48-72 hrs, and might be a useful approach. Your description does not sound like epilepsy, but more like either syncopal tendencies or even panic attacks. Maybe get opinion of a local psychiatrist and neurologist before further testing. ...Read more

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My ECG and blood work are normal but my resting heart can get as low as 41 when sitting. Can a prolonged sedentary lifestyle cause bradycardia?

My ECG and blood work are normal but my resting heart can get as low as 41 when sitting. Can a prolonged sedentary lifestyle cause bradycardia?

Dysautonomia - MVP : Possibly due to low resting energy requirements. You may have dysautonomia which is associated with mitral valve prolapse syndrome - neither are usually life threatening but both cause patients anxiety about their symptoms. Read dr. Richard hoffman's book on mvp on amazon.Com. Increase fluid intake, try magnesium supplements. ...Read more

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My heart rate is 52. I also take Zoloft (sertraline). Sertraline and bradycardia can both induce Long QT and torsades de pointes. How can I mitigate my risk?

My heart rate is 52.  I also take Zoloft (sertraline). Sertraline and bradycardia can both induce Long QT and torsades de pointes. How can I mitigate my risk?

Not taking it.: The newer antidepressants I do not feel put you at higher risk as the older tricyclic antidepressants. However, if you've noticed a change in your heart rhythm since on the Zola, the only way to mitigate this is to not take it and switch to something different ...Read more

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Prolonged bed rest cause bradycardia? I have depression and become inactive resting heart rate goes down 42 nrml cardio wrk up and no symptoms.

Prolonged bed rest cause bradycardia? I have depression and become inactive resting heart rate goes down 42 nrml cardio wrk up and no symptoms.

Prolonged bed rest: gives you lots of time to think and perhaps over-think you situation. Please do what your doc asks and consider using a book based on cognitive therapy called "Feeling Good" by David Burns. It can help w.this and beyond. Peace and good health. ...Read more