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Why Does Bradycardia Happen
Bradycardia: Bradycardia, in adults (not in children) is defined as heart rate slower than 60 beats per minutes. It can be perfectly normal in people who are athletic. For example, marathon runners can have resting heart rate in 40s or even lower. It is, generally, pathological, if it leads to symptoms of dizziness, lightheadedness or fainting. If it causes extreme symptoms, a pacemaker is needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Is bradycardia a problem if it only happens at rest. I am 28, not an athlete but not overweight. Resting rate is between 40 and 50.
Does it happen that people are in sinus bradycardia while having heart failure? Without medication?
I have had ECG,Echo,Stress test,blood work and still no findings of the cause of my bradycardia. Are there any other tests or reasons why this happens?
More info needed: Sinus bradycardia is common in young individuals and may not need extensive workup. If there are specific symptoms believed to be caused by the bradycardia, then workup might help in understanding its cause. In your case the type of symptoms as well as circumstances contributing, for example exercise/rest will help in delineating next best step. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Medication: A slow heart rate can be normal in fit individuals at rest. Many medications, notably beta blockers, slow the heart rate. A slow heart rate can also be due to disease of the av node, which conducts impulses from the atria to the ventricles. This can be due to scarring from heart attack or aging, and is seen in some infections such as lyme disease and chagas disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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