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Dr. Barbara Lavi
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Electrocardiogram (Definition)

Electrocardiogram (ecg, ekg) is a print-out of the electrical forces detected by electrodes on the chest wall, as electricity travels through the heart with each heart beat. The electrodes are placed in different positions, and each position "sees" the electrical activity of the heart from its own vantage point. Abnormalities in signal detected at chest surface ...Read more


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After seeing my gp about chest pain he ordered an ECG and fbc my ECG las ok slight slow heart rate and low platelets but no follow up app? Why?

After seeing my gp about chest pain he ordered an ECG and fbc my ECG las ok slight slow heart rate and low platelets but no follow up app? Why?

Chest pain: There are many causes of chest pain, the heart is one, intestinal gas and thoracic musculoskeletal pains are very common, anxiety and panic attacks likewise are frequent causes. You should always ask the doctors who see you what they think is the problem you came for and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Solu Medrol (methylprednisolone). .. Can it cause low heart rate and nonspecific ekg?

Solu Medrol (methylprednisolone). .. Can it cause low heart rate and nonspecific ekg?

No low HR: Why are you on solumedrol (methylprednisolone)? It can increase bp, fluid retention, tachycardia, mood swings, nervousness, insomnia, anxiety, vertigo, hypokalemia, glucose intolerance and in theory non specific ekg changes due to above. ...Read more

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Low blood pressure, lack of urination, no appetite, heart flutters and pounds at times, tingling in left arm, low heart rate, 4 lead EKG showed fine?

Low blood pressure, lack of urination, no appetite, heart flutters and pounds at times, tingling in left arm, low heart rate, 4 lead EKG showed fine?

Many issues: You mention several symptoms. Some, all, or none of them may be related. With regard to heart "flutters, " "pounds, " and "low heart rate, " you should do a 30-day heart monitor so that your symptoms can be correlated to your heart rhythm. A "normal" ekg is not helpful if you were not having symptoms at the moment it was taken. Other symptoms can be investigated after heart is sorted out. ...Read more

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Got dysautonomia, for yrs standing heart rate 100+, laid in bed ECG showed sinus bradycardia 47. I sat up and it went to 60. Pacer needed, or fit heart?

Got dysautonomia, for yrs standing heart rate 100+, laid in bed ECG showed sinus bradycardia 47. I sat up and it went to 60. Pacer needed, or fit heart?

No pacemaker: You haven't described anything that would constitute an indication for pacing which, in general, would consist of symptoms of passing out (or feeling like you could pass out) while your heart rate is exceptionally low (usually 30 seconds or pauses of >5 seconds.). ...Read more

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What are the risks of having a slow heart rate?

What are the risks of having a slow heart rate?

Depends: If the slow heart rate is sinus bradycardia from, say being well conditioned there is little risk of any serious symptoms. If however, the heart rate is slow from a pathological condition one may experience, dizziness, fainting, fatigue, low blood pressure and other related symptoms. ...Read more

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I've started carvedilol to slow heart rate. My BP has always ran low which made me very tired. Today im very week. Is this normal? :

I've started carvedilol to slow heart rate. My BP has always ran low which made me very tired. Today im very week. Is this normal? :

Maybe: Carvedolol is a beta-blocker. This class of BP meds traditionally cause decreased heart rate and blood pressure. It is possible that you are feeling weak & tired because of the med and lowered blood pressure. You may get used to this, or you may be extra sensitive to this particular medicine. If you keep feeling tired & weak, you may need to lower the dose or change your medicine. ...Read more

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My two year old son developed irregular and slow heart rate with in one hour of taking prednisolone is there any relation to this?

Possibly: Corticosteroids, including prednisolone, can have the side effect of bradycardia, or a slow heart beat. There are numerous other things that can cause bradycardia, and without knowing all of the details surrounding your son's care, it is difficult to place the cause of his slow heart beat on prednisolone. ...Read more

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What is the diagnosis for feeling light-headed, dimmed vision, and very slow heart rate?

What is the diagnosis for feeling light-headed, dimmed vision, and very slow heart rate?

See below: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Started carvedilol to slow heart rate have always had low bp. Today I'm so week and tired just don't feel myself. Is this normal? What should I do?

Need time: It takes 2 weeks for dose adjustments stay with the current dose you will start to feel better and every time dose changes you will feel bad before you reach your optimal dose. ...Read more

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Got dysautonomia, get slow heart rate 48-60 laid, standing 58-70 and lightheaded all time even laid. BP Normal. How to increase sympathetic ANSand HR?

Got dysautonomia, get slow heart rate 48-60 laid, standing 58-70 and lightheaded all time even laid. BP Normal. How to increase sympathetic ANSand HR?

Need more info: What is your age and do you do a lot of cardio activities? Has your MD taken your heart rate and blood pressure sitting/standing/laying all at the same visit? Does your dizziness feel like the room is moving around you? It is unusual With the numbers you give for the heart to produce your symptoms. You need to address this diagnosis further before medication. Heart rate not all that is involved. ...Read more

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Can a slow heart rate cause water retention? Just looking for some answers, as I have suffered for years with this problem, and know I do have a slow heart rate, also pac which they say are benign.

Can a slow heart rate cause water retention? Just looking for some answers, as I have suffered for years with this problem, and know I do have a slow heart rate, also pac which they say are benign.

Generally: Generally no, as long as your heart function, specifically both the squeezing (systolic function) and relaxing (diastolic function) are normal. If those have not been evaluated previously then you can discuss getting an echocardiogram (heart ultrasound) with your doctor. There are many things that can cause leg swelling, not just heart issues, including medication side effects and vascular issues in the legs. ...Read more

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What drugs, vitamin supplements cause slow heart rate?

What drugs, vitamin supplements cause slow heart rate?

Beta-blockers: Beta-blockers are drugs that slow down the heart rate. Do not attempt to slow your heart rate on your own other than through regular exercise. Consult a physician if you have a rapid heart rate. ...Read more

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Help please! What drugs, vitamin supplements or techniques cause slow heart rate?

Help please! What drugs, vitamin supplements or techniques cause slow heart rate?

Beta blockers: Beta blockers are drugs that slow the heart rate and lower the blood pressure. A slow heart rate may also be a sign of good athletic conditioning or an underactive thyroid gland. ...Read more

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Neph wants to prescribe me a beta-blocker for hypokalemic periodic paralysis. Little hesitant having low range Bp 90-110, and in past slow heart rate.

Neph wants to prescribe me a beta-blocker for hypokalemic periodic paralysis. Little hesitant having low range Bp 90-110, and in past slow heart rate.

Here are some. ..: You should direct this Q to your treating Doc instead of fishing online alone because the information on line may come up with a vast yet conflicting diversifying opinions for the same question. So, talk with your doc so to reach a more reasonable care for your concern. Best wish. .. ...Read more

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Can you have pseudo seizures in your sleep and foam up blood and have very shallow breaths and very slow heart rate please answer asap?

Can you have pseudo seizures in your sleep and foam up blood and have very shallow breaths and very slow heart rate please answer asap?

No: Pseudoseizures don't cause bleeding from the mouth (unless you bite your tongue, which is quite unusual for a pseudoseizure) or a slow heart rate. ...Read more

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Heart palps while sleeping. Slow heart rate. Feels like skipped beats (thumps). Chest discomfort. Have had all cardio tests. Any ideas?

Heart palps while sleeping. Slow heart rate. Feels like skipped beats (thumps). Chest discomfort. Have had all cardio tests. Any ideas?

Maybe OSA?: People with undiagnosed sleep apnea can have slow heart rates with pvcs paroxysm of atrial fibrillation etc a sleep study may be just the test to see what and why your having nighttime palpitations. ...Read more

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My Girlfriend is experiencing slow heart rate, rapid heart rate (worsened by: caffeinated drinks (coffee, tea, soda, etc.), psychological stress). ..

My Girlfriend is experiencing slow heart rate, rapid heart rate (worsened by: caffeinated drinks (coffee, tea, soda, etc.), psychological stress). ..

You know: This all sounds perfectly within normal limits...Just a thought...it might help if she would start a supervised exercise program (approval from her PCP Primary Care Provider is STRONGLY recommended!
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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Feel faint, chest pain, nausea, slow heart rate, cold sensation in hands and tingling, can't see when standing up, symptoms lasting more than a day?

Feel faint, chest pain, nausea, slow heart rate, cold sensation in hands and tingling, can't see when standing up, symptoms lasting more than a day?

Need to be seen: The combination of your symptoms is not specific. It may be a heart disorder or a neurological one but it can also be a mental one such as anxiety, stress reaction. Your doc should sort this out for you. ...Read more

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23yrs. No surgery, no medications, and no diagnois for any type of illness or medical. Stinging both big toe, chest pain, slow heart rate, and dizzine?

23yrs. No surgery, no medications, and no diagnois for any type of illness or medical. Stinging both big toe, chest pain, slow heart rate, and dizzine?

Medical Urgency: Any 23 y/o with chest pain, slow heart rate and dizziness, should consult a cardiologist immediately. Heart disease can be mechanical and/or electrical. Take your symptoms seriously, see a cardiologist tomorrow. ...Read more

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I have to have a cardiac ct scan. The dr said I will get BB to slow heart rate? Will it be in a pill?

I have to have a cardiac ct scan. The dr said I will get BB to slow heart rate? Will it be in a pill?

For short term: It is probably intravenous. CT of heart can be overstated on the importance of the results. About 90 % of middle aged people have some hardening of the arteries. This is not very predictive of heart attack nor a reason for stents/bipass. ...Read more

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My cardiologist is sending me for a echo, having symptoms of pulmonary hypertension, if diagnosed would a slow heart rate and having pacs be connected?

My cardiologist is sending me for a echo, having symptoms of pulmonary hypertension, if diagnosed would a slow heart rate and having pacs be connected?

No: Pulmonary hypertension is elevation of the pressures in the lung circulation. There are both primary (intrinsic lung disease) and secondary causes (valve disease, systemic hypertension). An echo is a good place to start as it will help diagnoses the cause and severity of your issue. A slow heart rate is not typically associated with this. Good luck. ...Read more

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I am experiencing dizziness, fatigue, chest pain or discomfort, feeling like I'm going to pass out, slow heart rate can this be caused from verapamil ER PM 100 my? Is it safe to DC this med without titration

I am experiencing dizziness, fatigue, chest pain or discomfort, feeling like I'm going to pass out, slow heart rate can this be caused from verapamil ER PM 100 my? Is it safe to DC this med without titration

Depends why you take: If you are taking it for high blood pressure, call your physician and work out a plan. You can safely stop the medication if it is not due to very high blood pressures. Because it sounds as though you are having at least relatively low blood pressure - or to low too quickly. Go see the prescribing physician ASAP. Tell him/her the problems you are having via phone call. ...Read more

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


Heart Rate (Definition)

Heart rate is a measurement of the number of times a person's heart beats in one minute. Normal heart rates vary with a person's age and with excitement and exercise. Abnormal heart rates are too slow, too fast, and/or irregular (too much ...Read more