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Should I still go to work if I have bradycardia?

Should I still go to work if I have bradycardia?

Depends on cause: It depends on what is causing bradycardia and how sever it is. In general it is a good idea to address heart related health problems asap. ...Read more

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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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I have had ECG,Echo,Stress test,blood work and still no findings of the cause of my bradycardia. Are there any other tests or reasons why this happens?

I have had ECG,Echo,Stress test,blood work and still no findings of the cause of my bradycardia. Are there any other tests or reasons why this happens?

More info needed: Sinus bradycardia is common in young individuals and may not need extensive workup. If there are specific symptoms believed to be caused by the bradycardia, then workup might help in understanding its cause. In your case the type of symptoms as well as circumstances contributing, for example exercise/rest will help in delineating next best step. ...Read more

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Halter, ecg,normal thyroid, stress test, blood work and echo all ok. Still have bradycardia sometimes at rest 41 bpm. What could it be?

Could be...: If this slow heart rate is without other symptoms and complete lab work is normal, some people can have a slow heart rate because they are athletic. If you are not athletic and would like more answers seeing your doctor or a cardiologist to review all the tests and decide the next course of action would be appropriate. ...Read more

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When is bradycardia seen as an issue. I work out on cardio 3 hours a week and have a resting bpm of 45. Would that be concerning or just due to cardio?

When is bradycardia seen as an issue. I work out on cardio 3 hours a week and have a resting bpm of 45. Would that be concerning or just due to cardio?

If you are doing--: --some serious cardio, it can just mean that you are in good shape. It becomes a problem if you have any symptoms as shortness of breath, dizziness chest or arm pain or pressure. Also if this is new & you have cardiac risk factors such as smoking, family history, perhaps a visit 2 your PCP & an EKG will put your mind at ease. ...Read more

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Can one year old still have apnea/bradycardia?

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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If somebody is poisoned by ttx, doctors will give you atropine to resolve the bradycardia. But why does this work?

If somebody is poisoned by ttx, doctors will give you atropine to resolve the bradycardia. But why does this work?

TTX?: If by ttx, you mean tetrodotoxin, Atropine will not reverse it and can even make it worse. There is no antidote. Anticholinesterase inhibitors (which have the opposite effect as atropine) have had mixed success. Atropine, in general, reveres bradycardia by inhibiting the parasympathetic tone that is normally present and acting on cardiac conduction. Parasympathetics act as "brakes" on the heart. ...Read more

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When somebody is poisoned by ttx (tetrodotoxin), doctors will give them atropine to resolve the bradycardia. Why does this work?

Tetrodotoxin: read this: http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/ershdb/emergencyresponsecard_29750019.html atropine is a drug we try in many bradycardias hoping that blocking parasympathetics witll increase heart rate ...Read more

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Having symptomatic bradycardia w/ pulse as low as 35 but usually mid 40s but my cardiologist said my 48 hr holter was ok. Should I still be concerned?

Having symptomatic bradycardia w/ pulse as low as 35 but usually mid 40s but my cardiologist said my 48 hr holter was ok. Should I still be concerned?

I wouldn,t be: "concerned" but I would emphasize the fact that you are HAVING SYMPTOMS ( whatever they are) since there are TREATABLE!.......and symptomatic BRADYCARDIA should be treated! MY OPINION ONLY HOPE IT HELPS! Dr Z ...Read more

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I have indigestion and bradycardia but all cardio work up is ok. Could a Vagus nerve problem be a possible route of my problems?

I have indigestion and bradycardia but all cardio work up is ok. Could a Vagus nerve problem be a possible route of my problems?

NERVE: DID YOUR CARDIOLOGIST DO ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY TEST TO CHECK IF YOU ARE HAVING VASOVAGAL PROBLEMS IE THE TILT TEST, IF NOT REQUEST FOR ONE. IF THAT IS NORMAL SEE A GASTROENTEROLOGIST TO DO AN UPPER ENDOSCOPY. ...Read more

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Bradycardia? My 10yr old son's heart rate is too slow. Blood work, and echo ok, he has a holter on now, he has no symptoms. What could be wrong?

Bradycardia?  My 10yr old son's heart rate is too slow.  Blood work, and echo ok, he has a holter on now,  he has no symptoms. What could be wrong?

Maybe nothing: The holter will show if his heart rates drops too low, or if it does not increase with activity. Some children have low resting heart rates and nothing at all is wrong. If the holter is abnormal your doctor should discuss it with you. ...Read more