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What Are Some Of The Long Term Consequences Of Bradycardia
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am 67 years old and wondering if my bradycardia is the result of having had diptheria at the age of 3 years old. ?
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
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
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