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Could bradycardia be a sign of apnea of prematurity?

Could bradycardia be a sign of apnea of prematurity?

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

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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If my son had apnea of prematurity, how long will I need to have a monitor

If my son had apnea of prematurity, how long will I need to have a monitor

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 more

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Aminophylline for apnea and bradycardia for how long after birth?

Aminophylline for apnea and bradycardia for how long after birth?

Apnea and bradycardi: Aminophyllin is used less and less. Usually caffeine is used, less side effects, less monitoring. Caffeine is usuaily discintinued within 2 months after discharge. ...Read more

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Can one year old still have apnea/bradycardia?

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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What is feeding associated apnea or bradycardia for preemies?

What is feeding associated apnea or bradycardia for preemies?

Mgt: Infants are nasal obligate breathers. When they are feeding sometimes they have trouble coordinating feeding and breathing. This can result in apnea with or without bradycardia. ...Read more

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Does having apnea of prematurity require surgery to remove tonsils or adenoids?

Does having apnea of prematurity require surgery to remove tonsils or adenoids?

No: Apnea of prematurity is primarily caused by an immature respiratory center in the brain, and not an anatomic obstruction, so removing tissue like tonsils or adenoids is not indicated. True apnea of prematurity will resolve over time without any treatment. ...Read more

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How long is acid accumulation during end-stage bradycardia in term fetuses?

How long is acid accumulation during end-stage bradycardia in term fetuses?

Unclear: Not sure what you are asking. "end stage bradycardia" is a symptom not a primary diagnosis in otherwise healthy adults, childrens or infants. ...Read more

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Dr. Patrick Melder
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Apnea (Definition)

Apnea is a symptom in which a person stops breathing for a period of time (about 10-20 seconds) and then starts breathing again. Babies can get apnea from some types of infections. Adults can have sleep apnea, often related to loud snoring and some ...Read more