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What are causes of bradycardia in the neonate?

What are causes of bradycardia in the neonate?

Premature or normal: The heart rate is faster in the new born so that under 100 is usually considered to be bradycardia although that would be normal in an adult. Premature infants commonly have episodes of bradycardia and also apnea so that they not uncommnly end up on a home monitor/alarm. Rates below 100 are common and unless the rate is dropping below 60 it is unlikely a problem. Dr. Might recommend alarm though. ...Read more

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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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Why the overpressure on the anterior fontanelle by neonatal brain ultrasound cause bradycardia of the neonate?

Why the overpressure on the anterior fontanelle by neonatal brain ultrasound cause bradycardia of the neonate?

Cushing reflex: Increased intracranial pressure from any cause at any age & decreased blood flow to certain parts of the brain can cause Cushing's triad: increased blood pressure, irregular breathing, & bradycardia. Since a neonate's skull bones aren't fused, increased pressure causes the fontanelle to bulge. Doctors will determine the cause - hydrocephalus, bleeding, infection, etc. & reduce the pressure ASAP. ...Read more

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What are causes of bradycardia?

What are causes of bradycardia?

It depends: Bradycardia indicates that the heart rate is too slow (< 60 BPM in adults). It may be associated with a normal electrical impulse (such as sinus bradycardia in a well-trained athlete or during sleep) or an arrhythmia (abnormal electrical impulse). Some of the more common abnormal rhythms associated with bradycardia include atrioventricular block, sick sinus syndrome, and junctional rhythm. ...Read more

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What is the reason for sleeping bradycardia and causes?

What is the reason for sleeping bradycardia and causes?

Many: Things such as hypothyroid or conduction system disease or excellent cardiovascular fitness. If symptomatic please get evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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Trying to find a cause for my sons[15] bradycardia 40 -45. Can vit d deficiency cause it? His is 10.

Trying to find a cause for my sons[15] bradycardia 40 -45. Can vit d deficiency cause it? His is 10.

Many possible causes: I would recommend that your son see a pediatric cardiologist for this issue, if he has not already. Vit d deficiency is not known to cause this problem, but many people have this issue and need supplementation. If your son only has this bradycardia for a portion of the day, and otherwise has a normal rhythm and heart rate response to exercise, no treatment is probably necessary. ...Read more

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For 2.5 years have suffered with tachycardia daily/nightly. Past two weeks have had bradycardia (as low as 38bpm). Strange? What can cause this?

For 2.5 years have suffered with tachycardia daily/nightly. Past two weeks have had bradycardia (as low as 38bpm). Strange? What can cause this?

Brady/tachy: Details including ECG matter in differentiating several potential causes, you are strongly urged to further evaluation ...Read more

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Can bradycardia cause syncope?

Can bradycardia cause syncope?

Yes: Syncope is loss of consciousness due to transitory decline in blood flow to brain. This can be caused by irregular heart rate or rhythm or by alteration of blood volume or distribution. ...Read more

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What would be the most commen cause of bradycardia?

What would be the most commen cause of bradycardia?

Bradycardia: This depends upon the age of the patient -child vs adult, and health status of the patient. Generally speaking, the most common causes of bradycardia are issues with the conducting system in the heart caused by heart disease and aging, medications causing bradycardia, and certain medical conditions distinct from heart disease can produce this as well. ...Read more

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Please describe the most commen cause of bradycardia?

Please describe the most commen cause of bradycardia?

Bradycardia: Elderly patients on blood pressure medications. In young people, healthy athletes have slow heart rate. ...Read more

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Can benzodiazapines cause bradycardia?

In fact: When the circumstances are right, they'll stop the heart cold (+ you too) ...Read more

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Can valsartan cause bradycardia?

Can valsartan cause bradycardia?

Probably not: Valsartan, also called Diovan (valsartan) is an "arb" (angiotensin ii receptor antagonist) typically used for the management of hypertension and congestive heart failure. The most common side effects are dizziness and lightheadedness, but not bradycardia. Another cause of bradycardia is more likely. ...Read more

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What causes of sinus bradycardia?

What causes of sinus bradycardia?

Normal or abnormal: Could be normal if physically fit as in athletes due to high parasympathetic tone. Abnormal sinus bradycardia could be due to degeneration of the cells in the sinus node, certain medications such as beta blockers, Diltiazem or verapamil and sinus node ischemia (insufficient blood flow). ...Read more

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Can bradycardia cause memory loss?

Can bradycardia cause memory loss?

Highly doubtful: Normal HR for a healthy, athletic 23 y.o. is in the 50's. I have seen the 40's as well, for well-trained athletes. ...Read more

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After history of bradycardia, could working out a lot cause chest pain?

After history of bradycardia, could working out a lot cause chest pain?

Bradycardia: It depends on many factors. Such as your age, how long you have had the bradicardia etc. Is the pulse less then 50? Are you a runner. You should have an ekg to determine the rhythm and the rate, is there a bbb. Should at least see a physician to have an exam. ...Read more

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Is buscopan cause bradycardia, I'm six weeks pregnant?

Is buscopan cause bradycardia, I'm six weeks pregnant?

No: This med generally will cause tachycardia. Also safety is an issue with pregnancy. Would stop the med and discuss with your ob. Additionally discuss your slow heart rate as it is coming from another source. ...Read more

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31 f had echo showed mild left ventricular enlargement. Ef 60%. all else normal. Never high bp. Have non symptomatic bradycardia. Cause?

31 f had echo showed mild left ventricular enlargement. Ef 60%. all else normal. Never high bp. Have non symptomatic bradycardia. Cause?

Heart: There could be several causes from AV or coronary fistula to history of nyocarditis or cardiomyopathy. ..your doc should investigate these, in these situations several tests might be necessary one being cardiac MRI ...Read more

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Told I need a pacemaker to treat bradycardia. Recently found out I've had long term exposure to mold. Could that be the cause of the bradycardia?

Told I need a pacemaker to treat bradycardia. Recently found out I've had long term exposure to mold. Could that be the cause of the bradycardia?

Low likelihood: It's possible for toxins to cause that symptom and certain molds are among the ones considered, but correction efforts are your issue now. It's good to avoid mold! Now, follow the treatment plan to deal w/ your heart. Unless you have an air-tight, high $ law suit re the mold - the causes are not foremost now. ...Read more

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Do any medications cause bradycardia?

Do any medications cause bradycardia?

Yes: A number of medications can cause bradycardia including beta blockers, calcium channel blockers, antiarrhythmic medication, and digoxin. ...Read more

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Neonatal (Definition)

The term neonatal is generally used to describe events that occur with an infant within the first 30 days after birth. Some practitioners are looser with the definition & extend the ...Read more