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How Long Does Bradycardia Associated With Apnea Of Prematurity Last
Yes it can: The two often go together. The baby will have apnea-defined as 20 seconds or more of not breathing, which then in a neonate (baby <=28 days) will often lead to bradycardia, or low heart rate. Please have your baby seen by your pediatrician if this is going on, as prematurity is not the only cause of these symptoms. Sometimes medication is needed. ...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
Usually not needed: Preterm infants with apnea usually outgrow this condition prior to discharge from the hospital. If they do go home on a monitor it is usually for parental, not medical, indications in which case the duration of monitoring is quite variable. Most infants discharged on home on apnea monitors are taken off by 6 months of age. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Apnea & bradycardia: Apnea and bradycardia may occur in newborns most commonly in premature newborns. This typically resolves by the time their adjusted age is full term. Patients may have apnea and bradycardia at one year of age, but the cause should be carefully investigated as this is not physiologic and represents a pathological condition. ...Read more
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