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Doctor insights on: What Are Some Of The Long Term Consequences Of Bradycardia

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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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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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Is there a long-term (30-day) version of an EEG that can see if someone has seizures? I've had mild to severe episodes of near-syncope, with occasional bradycardia/sensations of pauses, followed by shaking. So far nothing has really explained it.

Is there a long-term (30-day) version of an EEG that can see if someone has seizures?  I've had mild to severe episodes of near-syncope, with occasional bradycardia/sensations of pauses, followed by shaking.  So far nothing has really explained it.

My impressions: The most useful EEG is a 3 day ambulatory study, or a 72 hr test. An inpatient monitoring ward stay can go for 48-72 hrs, and might be a useful approach. Your description does not sound like epilepsy, but more like either syncopal tendencies or even panic attacks. Maybe get opinion of a local psychiatrist and neurologist before further testing. ...Read more

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What are some ways a person can develop bradycardia?

What are some ways a person can develop  bradycardia?

Many reasons: Bradycardia canbe caused by certain medications, by other disorders such as hyperthyroidism, and by dysfunction of the sinus node. ...Read more

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How long is acid accumulation during end-stage bradycardia in term fetuses?

How long is acid accumulation during end-stage bradycardia in term fetuses?

Unclear: Not sure what you are asking. "end stage bradycardia" is a symptom not a primary diagnosis in otherwise healthy adults, childrens or infants. ...Read more

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Aminophylline for apnea and bradycardia for how long after birth?

Aminophylline for apnea and bradycardia for how long after birth?

Apnea and bradycardi: Aminophyllin is used less and less. Usually caffeine is used, less side effects, less monitoring. Caffeine is usuaily discintinued within 2 months after discharge. ...Read more

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Chest pain during exercise and some resting positions can be related to bradycardia?

Chest pain during exercise and some resting positions can be related to bradycardia?

C below: Nope. Bradycardia does not cause chest pain. If it is related to exercise, and depending on the quality, you might likely need further testing even though you are 21. A 21 year old should not be having chest pain when exercising. Describe it in more detail to give better answer ...Read more

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What are some treatment options for bradycardia (non symptomatic) from a high vagal tone?

May be best to leave: It may be best to leave it alone, especially if the low heart rate is not causing any symptoms like fainting. Vagotomy (surgically crushing some of the vagus nerve fibers) as well as vagolytic medications (which block the vagus nerve) are available, but why mess with this unless the condition is causing u symptoms? Count ur blessings, most people die from hypertension & fast (too fast) heart rate. ...Read more