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Can You Live Long With Bradycardia
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
Prolonged bed rest cause bradycardia? I have depression and become inactive resting heart rate goes down 42 nrml cardio wrk up and no symptoms.
What is preferred/tolerable for anxiety, ocd, panic disorder - Lexapro (escitalopram) or Zoloft? I have bradycardia worried about long qt from drugs, raised BP, etc.
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