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Parent had pacemaker put in due to low heart rate (30's-40's). Had high BP and is overweight. What are the likely causes of decreased heart rate?

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Dr. Nestor Del rosario
Addiction Medicine

In brief: Slow heart rate

Just answered this earlier. We had no definite cause to this.
The sinus node, or the heart pacer is just simply slow in firing, could have been from previous ischemia but we can't say for certain. It is not a common condition but we see it enough and yes more in the elderly, so the ischemic theory probably is true.

In brief: Slow heart rate

Just answered this earlier. We had no definite cause to this.
The sinus node, or the heart pacer is just simply slow in firing, could have been from previous ischemia but we can't say for certain. It is not a common condition but we see it enough and yes more in the elderly, so the ischemic theory probably is true.
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