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Could it be something bad if I have bradycardia?

Could it be something bad if I have bradycardia?

Maybe: How low is the heart rate and do you have any symptoms at this level: fatigue, dizzy, confused...Some elite athletes can have very low heart rate but for the general population, depending on the factors above, it could also indicate a heart conduction problem (or medication side effects). See your primary care physician who knows you best to see if this is something to be concerned about. ...Read more

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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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Please advise what is bradycardia (bad/good)?

Please advise what is bradycardia (bad/good)?

Heart rate: Bradycardia means low heart rate . It is all in context - ex 70 yo who is frequently dizzy vs someone sleeping vs an athlete . Of course one had to remember that drugs are often intended to lower heart rate - a common cause. ...Read more

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If I have sinus bradycardia, is it a bad idea that I go hit the gym 3~5x/wk?

If I have sinus bradycardia, is it a bad idea that I go hit the gym 3~5x/wk?

Probably OK: You might have sinus bradycardia because you go to the gym. It can be a sign of good cardiovascular fitness. Ask your doctor. ...Read more

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Is bradycardia( low heart rate) bad, if you never feel faint or any other problem?

Is bradycardia( low heart rate) bad, if you never feel faint or any other problem?

Depends: Some bradycardia can due to medicines called beta blockers, or a natural effect of good conditioning as seen in athletes. However, it can be a sign of serious heart disease impairing the electrical system of the heart. See your health care provider to evaluate the causes. ...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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In the ER for abeominal pain, and chest pain EKG said bradycardia with iirregular hr 43. Borderline right axis deviation. How bad is this? I am still waiting at the er.I have congenital heart disease 2

In the ER for abeominal pain, and chest pain EKG said bradycardia with iirregular hr 43. Borderline right axis deviation. How bad is this? I am still waiting at the er.I have congenital heart disease 2

Ekg interpretation: Ok, you are in the er, you have a congenital heart disease. You are not having a heart attack, so at this point listen to the er doc and look into other reasons for your abdominal pain. As far as the ekg, the rad prob is a reflection of the chd but you probably need a cardiologist to review it and determine if it means anything. ...Read more

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Could having bradycardia while sitting down mean its something to worry about?

Could having bradycardia while sitting down mean its something to worry about?

Depends on Symptoms: The answer to this depends largely symptoms. In general for a patient with bradycardia, if there is no lightheadedness, dizziness, passing out, or difficulty with exertion there is no major concern. Two caveats: 1) it is important to know the underlying rhythm, something that can easily be checked with an electrocardiogram. 2) the bradycardia could point to another condition like hypothyroidism. ...Read more

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Athlete from ages of 14-20 usually training at least 3 hours a day doing heavy cardio.Could this give me longterm bradycardia at 27 years old?

Athlete from ages of 14-20 usually training at least 3 hours a day doing heavy cardio.Could this give me longterm bradycardia at 27 years old?

Bradycardia: Bradycardia, as long as it orginates from the sinus node, is not a pathologic finding and in fact, is a very common finding in well-conditioned athletes. It is a good sign. ...Read more