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Can You Tell Me The Difference Between Bradycardia And Sinus Bradycardia
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
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
No: Sinus bradycardia may just mean that your heart rate is slightly below the calculated and established "average hr" for the population. Now, if your hr is so low that it is causing symptoms, is not able to maintain adequate blood pressure and / or does not rise with increasing activity, then it is abnormal and you need to be evaluated. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Symptoms?: Sinus bradycardia is normal in athletes. If no symptoms with it, no worries. ...Read more
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
Usually nothing: Sinus bradycardia is usually a normal rhythm that occurs during sleep or in a highly conditioned athlete. As long as the rhythm is originating from the sinus node, the individual is usually asymptomatic. Slow heart rates associated with abnormal rhythms (such as third degree heart block) may not be tolerated and may be dangerous. Sinus bradycardia can also be a sign of other non-cardiac problems. ...Read more
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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