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Remedies For Slow Heart Rate
Slow heart rate: There really are no pills commonly use to treat a slow heart rate. Unless the heart rate is less than 50, there is usually no need to treat. People who exercise regularly have slow heart rates and these are healthy. In some cases a slow heart rate is due to some medicine you are already taking and stopping it should help. For heart rates less than 50, the usual treatment is with a pacemaker. ...Read more
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can bradycardia cause memory loss? So for instance if you had a slow heart rate yesterday that you can't remember it well the next day?
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
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?
Zantac (ranitidine) side effects fast/slow heart rate. If you never get the side effect, does it mean you'll most likely never get the side effect from that drug?
Uncommon side: Effect....If you never get a side effect you never get a side effect pure & simple. ...Read more
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
Bradycardia? My 10yr old has a slow heart rate. All ER tests including echo are ok, waiting on holter results. He has no symptoms, what could it be
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