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Doctor insights on: What Are Symptoms Of Relative Bradycardia

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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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What can relieve symptoms of bradycardia?

What can relieve symptoms of bradycardia?

A pacemaker: If people have symptomatic bradycardia ie dizzy light headedness etc. The may need a pacemaker. If pts heart rates are low around 30 beats per minute or have 3sec pauses or longer and aren't on any thing like beta blockers etc a pacemaker will help keep the heart rate at a programmed rate to prevent symptoms. ...Read more

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Why can hypotension occur with relative bradycardia in ai?

Why can hypotension occur with relative bradycardia in ai?

Physiology: Aortic insufficiency (ai) means that the aortic valve leaks during diastole, which is the relaxation phase of the cardiac cycle. Relative bradycardia means there is a slowing of heart rate which also means a prolongation of diastole. A prolonged diastole does mean more ai which results in lower blood pressure (i.e. Hypotension). ...Read more

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Is it my anti psychotic meds that are giving me relative bradycardia?

Is it my anti psychotic meds that are giving me relative bradycardia?

Meds: To know would have to know the specific medication(s) you are taking. Antipsychotic medications in general however can have cardiac side effects including bradycardia. ...Read more

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If my bradycardia (without symptoms) is a vagus nerve disorder. What would be my prognosis?

If my bradycardia (without symptoms) is a vagus nerve disorder. What would be my prognosis?

Vagal nerve: Slow heart rate is not due to a "disorder" of the vagal nerve it's due to a predominant vagal tone versus sympathetic tone . The prognosis is generally good ...Read more

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Is bradycardia ever a symptom of anxiety? I have been very inactive for the last few weeks due to depression.

Is bradycardia ever a symptom of anxiety? I have been very inactive for the last few weeks due to depression.

Unlikely: Bradycardia is not usually associated with anxiety or depression. The zoloft (sertraline) can exacerbate your anxiety. The bradycardia would be very rare.Even though you have been less active the pulse rate should not be that slow. You did not mention the heart rate. If you having a slow pulse see your doctor. ...Read more

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I am noticing resting hr of as low as 54 sometime but no symptoms. Also it increases as i move etc. Ecg/echo/tmt all ok 5 months back Bradycardia?

I am noticing resting hr of as low as 54 sometime but no symptoms. Also it increases as i move etc. 
Ecg/echo/tmt all ok 5 months back
Bradycardia?

If all of your: testing is normal and you have no symptoms, there is no reason to be concerned by a HR of 54. Many well trained athletes have resting heart rates in the 30s. The key is symptoms. If there are none then there is no concern. Bradycardia is a descriptive term. Symptomatic bradycardia is a clinical condition requiring treatment. ...Read more

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Is a resting heart rate of 58 bpm okay? I'm taking Lexapro (escitalopram) 5mg and have taken it for a week now. I don't feel any bradycardia symptoms.

Is a resting heart rate of 58 bpm okay? I'm taking Lexapro (escitalopram) 5mg and have taken it for a week now. I don't feel any bradycardia symptoms.

A bit low: But f you have no other symptoms like shortness of breath, dizziness or feeling faint - don't worry. tThhe low end of normal range is 60 - so you could be off just be a bit of a counting error. Talk to your doctor if you wish to be sure for your peace of mind. Best! ...Read more

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I have asymptomatic bradycardia with frequent pvcs/pacs. I was given Prozac (fluoxetine) to help with ongoing physical symptoms with no answer. Insert says people with bradyarrythmias shouldnt take. Why prescribed?

Correction: Prozac (fluoxetine) CAN be used by patients with Bradyarrythmias HOWEVER CAUTION is required ..which means MONITORING by your Medical Professional including EKG follow-ups! Do NOT stop your Prozac (fluoxetine) for this reason without contact the prescribing Physician> Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

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Can Diastolic Dsyfunction cause Atrial Fib with symptoms ? Can it cause Bradycardia with symptoms ? What is the best Treatment plan for these types

Yes: Diastolic LV dysfunction can cause atrial fibrillation particularly if the left atrium becomes enlarged. Diastolic dysfunction cannot cause bradycardia per se. Often the best treatments of diastolic dysfunction can cause bradycardia; such as beta blockers or calcium channel blockers. We do not have any real good treatment specifically for diastolic dysfunction. Ranolazine has shown some promise ...Read more

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Halter monitor for palps.No pauses, no ventricular ectopy. Symptoms did not correlate with ECG changes 62 BPM bradycardia episodes no answer for palp?

Halter monitor for palps.No pauses, no ventricular ectopy. Symptoms did not correlate with ECG changes 62 BPM  bradycardia episodes no answer for palp?

Anxiety, palpitation: if a Holter shows normal ECG correlated accurately with symptoms present then anxiety likely is responsible for your symptoms ...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

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Prolonged bed rest cause bradycardia? I have depression and become inactive resting heart rate goes down 42 nrml cardio wrk up and no symptoms.

Prolonged bed rest cause bradycardia? I have depression and become inactive resting heart rate goes down 42 nrml cardio wrk up and no symptoms.

Prolonged bed rest: gives you lots of time to think and perhaps over-think you situation. Please do what your doc asks and consider using a book based on cognitive therapy called "Feeling Good" by David Burns. It can help w.this and beyond. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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When is bradycardia a health problem for a woman in her 20's?

When is bradycardia a health problem for a woman in her 20's?

When symptomatic: Generally when it causes symptoms such as shortness of breath, unusual fatigue, chest pain, decreased exercise tolerance, passing out or near passing out spells. ...Read more