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On pacemaker, heartbeat falling rapidly. Cause for bradycardia?

I1m writing from Europe... Nobody seems to find what is the problem with my father -in -law. He has a pacemaker ,and in the last year his heartbeat is falling rapidly,sometimes below 32/min. he has 50 000 extrasystole in 24 hours. he went to see a few specialists,but nobody can answer to our question. What is causing his bradycardia .
Asked On : Fri, 16 Nov 2012
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i think for bradycardia only your father in law might have underwent pace maker implantation

one common possibility is pace maker lead may displaced or battery of pace maker may complete

i dont know about your EKG report in details

regarding extrasystole do some basic investigation including serum electrolyte as it might be due to imbalance in electrolyte

take care

Answered: Sat, 17 Nov 2012
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