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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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Bradycardia and rbbb, history heart defect?

Bradycardia and rbbb, history heart defect?

Get seen: Some folks are born with problems with the av node and its branches ("right bundle branch block", etc.), or a tiny heart attack or a bit of amyloid or a few other things can cause troubles here as well. A cardiologist visit's probably in order, and you may end up chatting about whether you want an electronic pacemaker. ...Read more

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A person with bradycardia will show heart rates lower than 60bpm during all day and all normal activities or just when resting? Thanks

A person with bradycardia will show heart rates lower than 60bpm during all day and all normal activities or just when resting? Thanks

It depends: Bradycardia by definition is a heart rate of less than 60. Many people with this have a resting rate of 60 which increases with excercise. Some do not. It would depend if the cause is a normal varient, a medication, or a heart problem. Seek physician evaluation. ...Read more

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Can heart damage resulting in bradycardia be repaired permanently?

Can heart damage resulting in bradycardia be repaired permanently?

Pacemakers: Pacemakers are the treatment for non-reversible bradycardia. ...There are many instances of bradycardia are reversible (medicines) or temporary. ...Read more

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Why could someone's heart alternate between normal and bradycardia?

Why could someone's heart alternate between normal and bradycardia?

Sick Sinus syndrome: Sick sinus syndrome could explain this. In this situation the heart's natural pacemaker doesn't work properly ...Read more

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Will melatonin slow your heart rate even more if you have bradycardia?

Will melatonin slow your heart rate even more if you have bradycardia?

Melatonin: Unlikely, but please check with your primary doctor regarding bradycardia and melatonin.

Should be OK - please let me know. ...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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How do I regulate my heart rate after having bradycardia due to child birth?

How do I regulate my heart rate after having bradycardia due to child birth?

Heart self regulates: There is not really any way to regulate your own heart, unfortunately. I would follow your OB's advice. If a specialist followup is necessary then see a cardiologist. ...Read more

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Does it happen that people are in sinus bradycardia while having heart failure? Without medication?

Does it happen that people are in sinus bradycardia while having heart failure? Without medication?

Yes: Mostly patients and congestive heart failure or either have to keep cardio or intrafibrillation. By patients could be in sinus bradycardia, besides medications a lot of things can effect your heart rate ...Read more

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My Holter Monitor showed 1596 Bradycardia events (under 50 bpm) in 48 hours and 2356 pauses between 2.02-2.5 seconds. Lowest Heart rate was 27.

My Holter Monitor showed 1596 Bradycardia events (under 50 bpm) in 48 hours and 2356 pauses between 2.02-2.5 seconds. Lowest Heart rate was 27.

Talk to cardiology: I am assuming that you have symptomatic bradycardia, and that was the reason you had a Holter study done. Now, I don't know how long your HR stayed at 27, but even 40 is too low. This isn't something that can wait, call your doctor and develop an action plan today. If after hours ask to speak to the on call doc for that office. ...Read more

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Are there any specific treatments for heart diseases relating to sinus bradycardia?

Are there any specific treatments for heart diseases relating to sinus bradycardia?

Depends: It depends on the cause and if there are any symptoms from the bradycardia. Many athletes have a resting bradycardia. This reflects their excellent conditioning and requires no treatment. In other cases a slow heart rate can be seen with hypothyroidism which is treated by adding thyroid meds. Others may have a slow heart rate indicating a conduction system abnormality and require a pacemaker. ...Read more

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I go from tachycardia of 120-160 to bradycardia 49bpm. What could cause these huge alterations in heart rate? Always at rest.

I go from tachycardia of 120-160 to bradycardia 49bpm. What could cause these huge alterations in heart rate? Always at rest.

Multiplr issies: Cardiac irregulariities must be seen and checked with EKGs, Holter monitoring and blood tests- multiple contributing issues- address with your cardiologist. ...Read more

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Can a patient with diagnosed heart failure wear a nitroglycerine patch (transdermal route) for years under a cardiologist's care?

Can a patient with diagnosed heart failure wear a nitroglycerine patch (transdermal route) for years under a cardiologist's care?

YES: But close monitoring by the cardiologist is a must.
And any other meds RXed by other DR's need to be also have cardiology approval. ...Read more