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How can a doctor treat bradycardia?

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Dr. Martin Bress
Internal Medicine
5 doctors agree

In brief: It depends

Bradycardia refers to a slow heart rate.
Treatment may only be needed if the bradycardia causes symptoms such as lightheadedness. Slow heart rate may be a side effect of medications such as beta blockers which may be discontinued or reduced in dosage. Symptomatic bradycardia is one of the indications for placement of a pacemaker which can be programmed to prevent bradycardia.

In brief: It depends

Bradycardia refers to a slow heart rate.
Treatment may only be needed if the bradycardia causes symptoms such as lightheadedness. Slow heart rate may be a side effect of medications such as beta blockers which may be discontinued or reduced in dosage. Symptomatic bradycardia is one of the indications for placement of a pacemaker which can be programmed to prevent bradycardia.
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Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
Pediatrics - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Bradycardia

If the heart rate is too slow and or leading to symptoms treatment is a pacemaker unless there is a correctable cause such as low thyroid hormones

In brief: Bradycardia

If the heart rate is too slow and or leading to symptoms treatment is a pacemaker unless there is a correctable cause such as low thyroid hormones
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Dr. John Burns
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No treatment

In most cases bradycardia, a heart rate less than 60/minute, requires no specific treatment.
If a patient has a symptomatic bradycardia it may be related to a prescribed medication. If this is not the case a artificial pacemaker may be needed.

In brief: No treatment

In most cases bradycardia, a heart rate less than 60/minute, requires no specific treatment.
If a patient has a symptomatic bradycardia it may be related to a prescribed medication. If this is not the case a artificial pacemaker may be needed.
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