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Do any medications cause bradycardia?

Do any medications cause bradycardia?

Yes: A number of medications can cause bradycardia including beta blockers, calcium channel blockers, antiarrhythmic medication, and digoxin. ...Read more

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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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Is it at all possible that low ferritin (I'm at a 6) could cause bradycardia?

Is it at all possible that low ferritin  (I'm at a 6) could cause bradycardia?

No: Look for another cause. Especially if you are physically fit and feel well, bradycardia may be a non-problem. ...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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Is buscopan cause bradycardia, i'm six weeks pregnant?

Is buscopan cause bradycardia, i'm six weeks pregnant?

No: This med generally will cause tachycardia. Also safety is an issue with pregnancy. Would stop the med and discuss with your ob. Additionally discuss your slow heart rate as it is coming from another source. ...Read more

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Can low potassium cause bradycardia?

Can low potassium cause bradycardia?

No: A low potassium is usually associated with extra heart beats or abnormal tachycardia. A high potassium, on the other hand, can cause heart block, bradycardia, even systole. ...Read more

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Can blood pressure meds like guanfacine cause bradycardia?

Can blood pressure meds like guanfacine cause bradycardia?

Yes : Guanfacine can cause bradycardia in rare instances - approximately 3% of patients experience this. Bradycardia can be more pronounced when Guanfacine is used in combination with certain other medications, such as a beta blocker. It is important to discuss potential side effects with your doctor, because for certain patients, certain risks may be outweighed by potential benefits, and vice-versa. ...Read more

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How can hypertension/high blood pressure cause bradycardia?

How can  hypertension/high blood pressure cause bradycardia?

Several mechanisms : Hypertension (HTN) can resulting in ischemia and abnormality of the conduction system of the heart which may slow heart rate. After a head injury HTN and a slow heart rate are signs that there may be increase in intra-cranial pressure. There is also a phenomena where correcting a slow heart rate might resolve HTN see link below. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7457024 edit. ...Read more

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Resting pulse between 41-60 and blood pressure 140/70. Can hypertension cause bradycardia ?

Resting pulse between 41-60 and blood pressure 140/70. Can hypertension cause bradycardia ?

Not really: Not usually. It would be important to get an EGG and find your underlying rythm. Maybe there are some conduction abnormalities or issues with your Sinus node. Have in mind that if you don't have symptoms, no treatment necessary for bradyardia. Unless you have a heart rate lower than 40 and depressed ejection fraction usually <40% ...Read more

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Propranolol 20 mg for WPW caused bradycardia & dizziness. Would taking Sectral (acebutolol) have less side effects?

Propranolol 20 mg for WPW caused bradycardia & dizziness. Would taking Sectral (acebutolol) have less side effects?

Maybe: Acebutolol (Sectral) is a beta-blocker with something called "intrinsic sympathomimetic activity", or ISA. This may reduce the adverse effects you describe, but may also diminish the effectiveness of controlling your WPW. An empirical trial under the supervision of you doctor may be considered. Good luck! ...Read more

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Why the overpressure on the anterior fontanelle by neonatal brain ultrasound cause bradycardia of the neonate?

Why the overpressure on the anterior fontanelle by neonatal brain ultrasound cause bradycardia of the neonate?

Cushing reflex : Increased intracranial pressure from any cause at any age & decreased blood flow to certain parts of the brain can cause Cushing's triad: increased blood pressure, irregular breathing, & bradycardia. Since a neonate's skull bones aren't fused, increased pressure causes the fontanelle to bulge. Doctors will determine the cause - hydrocephalus, bleeding, infection, etc. & reduce the pressure ASAP. ...Read more

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Male 22. Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome. Resting hr 50-70. Need midodrine 2.5 will it cause bradycardia bad?

Male 22. Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome.  Resting hr 50-70. Need midodrine 2.5 will it cause bradycardia bad?

Slow pulse is rare: More common side effects include blurred vision, cardiac awareness, headache, pounding in the ears. It is good that you are attentive to side effects. Report intolerable effects to your prescriber. Hoping you have good relief. ...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

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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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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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

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Prescribed metoprolol ER (beta blocker)? Only 12.5 mg daily. Is this safe? Can this cause bradycardia or cardiac arrest/heart attack or anything?

Prescribed metoprolol ER (beta blocker)? Only 12.5 mg daily. Is this safe? Can this cause bradycardia or cardiac arrest/heart attack or anything?

Safe: That is a low dose. It can cause a slowing of the heart rate, which can be dramatic and cause symptoms in some individuals. Arrest is rare. You should have your heart rate and ECG checked initially to make sure you are ok on your current dose. ...Read more

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