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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)

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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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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