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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. Eric Weisman
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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


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Is there a difference between bradycardia and sinus bradycardia?

Is there a  difference between bradycardia and sinus bradycardia?

Mechanisms vary: Bradycardia simply means slow heart beat. Sinus bradycardia refers to a specific cause for the slow heart beat which is sluggishness of the natural pacemaker cells of the heart (referred to as sinus node). This could be normal in physically fit people or abnormal especially if associated with symptoms of fatigue, shortness of breath or passing out spells. ...Read more

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Am I at risk with sinus bradycardia of 50 bpm? I'm 40 y old...

Symptoms?: Sinus bradycardia is normal in athletes. If no symptoms with it, no worries. ...Read more

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Is sinus bradycardia always a sign of an underlying health issue?

Absolutely not!: Virtually all seasoned athletes have sinus bradycardia. Many normal, healthy non-athletes do as well. Virtually everybody has SB at sometime during sleep. ...Read more

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What is sinus bradycardia and ventricular hypertrophy ?

What is sinus bradycardia and ventricular hypertrophy ?

Ecg: I presume you are quoting an ecg report. Sinus bradycardia is a normal type heart rate of less than 60 beats per minute. Ventricular hypertrophy is increased voltage coming from left or right ventricle, perhaps due to increased size of the ventricle. ...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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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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What causes of sinus bradycardia?

What  causes of sinus bradycardia?

Normal or abnormal: Could be normal if physically fit as in athletes due to high parasympathetic tone. Abnormal sinus bradycardia could be due to degeneration of the cells in the sinus node, certain medications such as beta blockers , Diltiazem or verapamil and sinus node ischemia( insufficient blood flow). ...Read more

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How dangerous is sinus bradycardia?

How dangerous is sinus bradycardia?

Depends : Heart rates above 50 are usually well-tolerated. Once below 50 symptoms usually develop. Heart rates approaching 30s can be dangerous. Overall any slow heart rate that is associated with symptoms can be dangerous. ...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