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Varying heart rate, breathing problem, cervical spondilysis - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   i am a 63 yr old male.i have cervical normal hesrt rate is 60-80.two months ago my heart rate droped to heart returned to normal in 5 days.7 days ago my heart rate dropped to 30-40 again.i have slight breathing problem.i have throbbing in my upper back.when i work with my cervical collar on the symptoms stop(except low heart rate)is cervical spondilosis causing the problem.
Doctor :   Hi,
Doctor :   Dr raju here
User :   hi what is causing my problem
Doctor :   No , cervical spondylosis do not cause this
Doctor :   Have you got an EGC done anytime recently ?
Doctor :   ECG*
Doctor :   Electrocardiogram
User :   no
Doctor :   well this test will give detailed insights into the cause of the bradycardia ( low heart rate )
Doctor :   And may i ask was the pulse checked by a professional at the time of bradycardia
Doctor :   i mean has the bradycadrdia ( low heart rate ) been examined and diagnosed by a doctor
Doctor :   doctor8
Doctor :   Doctor*
User :   no
Doctor :   How long does the episode of low heart rate stay ?
User :   thats in my statement.
Doctor :   ok, at your age , the common cause of the altered heart rate is electrical abnormality in the impulse conduction system of the heart . hence i would ask you to get an ECG
User :   are speaking to more than 1 person. is it easily treated
Doctor :   the treatment depends on the type of abnormality, some times age related defects can also produce such problems which are totally safe
User :   thank you
Doctor :   You are welcome
Doctor :   Is there anything i can help you with ?
User :   no i feel better and i will get an ekg
Doctor :   fine
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me
Doctor :   bye for now
Doctor :   take care
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