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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 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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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?

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