Bradycardia

What is Bradycardia?

Bradycardia is the term used to describe a slower than normal heartrate.

Questions and answers on "Bradycardia"

hi...felt sick,cold with cramps,dizzy,nauseated,diarrhea(watery/no blood) and also had bradycardia
have recovered after 7 days but still feel weak
what should i do?..taking lots of fluids..lemon,salt, sugar solutions..but not honey since that caused bradycardia

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you havent mentioned your age. You might have had a viral enteritis which might take sometime to recover as in your case. Continue your fluid intake, use more of curd and keep milk products to a low for a week or so. your wekness will improve over the next week. Avoid eating outside food

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my husband (age 64) is feeling dizzy and has very low energy, which is unusual for him. his bp is 148/78 pulse 48. yesterday he took his first doses of 12.5 mg hydrochlorothzide + 10mg cyclobenzaprine for tightness muscle pain in his neck. we re concerned about the dizziness and the low energy. could they be related to yesterday s doses of meds? he also had a tetnus shot yesterday

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Hello,
I am a little concerned by the bradycardia (48 beats per min). I will like to know if it is permanent or just transitory. If permanent, then that is where our concern lies. The dizziness and fatigue (low energy) maybe as a result of the hydrochlorothiazide as side effects. Non the less, we...

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63 three year old male pulse 47 to 51 BP 137/84 feeling very light headed

doctor1 MD

Hello.

Thanks for nice query.     

Heart rate less than 60 beats per minute is known as Bradycardia.

It can be due to many reasons like drugs, sinus bradycardia, etc.


Bradycardia in adult is the resting heart rate of less than 60 beats per minute, generally it is not symptomatic until the rate drops...

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My wife is eight weeks pregnant, and over the last two weeks has begun to experience breathing difficulties. She has been diagnosed with bradycardia (her BPM is generally between 53 and 62 - both after excercise and rest, and even in states of extreme anxiety. Nothing seems to raise it).

Several times a day - and throughout most nights - she experiences a sensation as is someone is putting intense pressure on her chest, and cannot catch her breath. There is chest pain sometimes, and she likens the sensation to drowning. The symptoms are made worse by the attendant anxiety the sensation causes, which in turns makes breathing even harder.

Her blood pressure and oxygen saturation are both normal.

Or local doctor has offered no explanation, but has suggested that it might possibly be a physical reaction to heightened levels of progesterone in the blood (perhaps causing changes to the elasticity of the ligaments controlling movement of her ribs, and so possibly causing rubbing against the sternum - though that is purely speculation).

Our doctor seems rather XXXXXXX and has said she is not inclined to refer my wife to an obstetrician 'yet', but the symptoms are becoming unendurable. My query is - are there risks to either mother or unborn child related to bradycardia that we should be aware of? And if so, what are they? Should we be worried? Any information or insight would be gratefully received.

doctor1 MD

Hello XXXXXXX
Thanks for your query.

When a pregnant woman experiences bradycardia, or slow heart rate, it can have negative consequences for her health and that of her unborn child, if the bradycardia is associated with a significant cause.

The fetal heart and circulatory system develop at an...

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my husband is 48 years old, 5'8" tall and weighs 13½ stone. He has been suffering with a persistent headache for the past week that is not relieved with painkillers. We have a home blood pressure monitor and his BP has been 163/100 and 163/111 in the morning, and 155/104 in the evening. He has always had a low resting heart rate (around 48-50), and his cholesterol has always been low too. He has Coeliac disease. Should he see a doctor?

doctor1 MD

Hi AAAAA,
Thanks for posting your query.
Around 15-20 types of headache has been defined but the diagnosis is generally made on the history given by patient and his/ her attendants.
Kindly answer the following details:
Is this headache half sided or involving whole head (Bilateral)?
What is the...

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Is there any contraindication with respect to taking blood thinners if one has bradycardia?

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Brief Answer:
No contraindication

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

Don't worry, there is no contraindication for blood thinners in case of bradycardia.

Take care

Come back if you have any further...

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My resting heart rate is 48-55 No other symptoms other than I cam concerned that is too low ?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
You shouldn't worry as long as you're symptomless.

Detailed Answer:
Hi and thank you for asking!
I read your query and understood your concerns.

You shouldn't worry about your heart rate even that you have a slightly bradycardia. Your HR is within accepted limit for bradycardia as...

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Hello i am not bystolic 5mg since october 3rd, i am taking also prisitq 50, but it seems that since it worksmon norpinephrine is counteracting the bystolic effect. So my doctor wanted me to switch to prozac 20 mg. i know that bystolic has some interaction with prozac. Do you think will it be safe to use both? Thanks.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Please refer to the following answer.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Yes, it is true that prozac has some interaction with bystolic by enhancing its effects (bystolic effect), leading to bradycardia and hypotension. So the combination should be used under medical surveillance (monitor BP and...

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I had a defibrillator put in 2 yrs ago after a TIA Nothing has ever happened since then Should I have it removed I had a defibrilllator put in 2yrs ago after a TIA as they found my heart beating too slow. I ve gone thru all the monthly checks and never once had a sense of this kicking in. Maybe the doctors were too fast to put it in. Should I have it removed. My BP and other vitals are fine. I am 64.

doctor1 MD

Hello Teri,

Your question is ideal and let me throw some light on the use of ICD and their importance.

It seems that your doctors had implanted a ICD due to development of bradycardia, or they suspected complete heart block. ICD's generally pace heart, defibrillate it and does cardioversion...

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I am a 37 year old male, 5,9 and 150lbs. I have had untreated BP for around 8 years, 140/90 up to 150/100. I have a pulse rate as low as 41. My BP is now getting addressed in recent weeks with pills. I do not have any form of exercise within an average day. I do eat well daily, low salt and fresh food not processed. I do not drink much alcohol, 3 or 4 drinks once or twice a month.

In the past its been my BP i have always spoken to my gp about. At times I get dizzy and feel unwell, fatigue, cold and sometimes a slight shortness in breathing and sometimes a weasing when breathing in. My concern is my pulse rate. My doctors have readings of high 50s from past ECG with my pulse rate. I have monitored my pulse for the last week, getting an average of 47. 

What is the most likely condition and reasons of high BP, low pulse and the above symptoms? In addition what is the best way forward for myself in terms of speaking with my gp regarding pulse and treatment?

doctor1 MD

Hi,

Thanks for posting your query on healthcaremagic.

Pulse rate of 41 is indeed low. The symptoms of dizziness, shortness of breath, fatigue, feeling of unwell, about to pass out are the usual symptoms of low pulse rate - referred to as 'Bradycardia' in medical terms.

What I would want to know...

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Recent questions on  Bradycardia

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I have uneven heart beat that is lasts for hours and days on end. The heart beats normally for a few beats have a strong beat, halt for a longer period then resumes for a few beats then the same cycle repeats. I do not experience dizziness with this. I take Fosinopril ( 20 mg) and Amlopidine ( 5 mg). I have had this often on for a few years, then they seem to subside substantially once I was put on fosinpril. They used to increase substantially if I consume alcohol. In this case I wake up in the middle of the night with these symptoms and las for a few hours. I have stopped drinking completely for the last few years. But now I have them every day for hours. , Two weeks ago my doctor installed for me an on demand, two lead pacemaker for bradycardia. These uneven heart beats increase substantially even though interrogation of the pacemaker show an overall use of around 5 %. What should i                                                                  

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My son received a king hit 3 Dec 2010 he lost consciousness for 10 minutes. Pulse rate 34. He also had post concussion syndrome and a sprained neck. He was admitted to cardiology. We were advised he has bradycardia and he was released. No treatment was provided I was told he would be fine he is a young fit boy.
He received physio 23 Dec 2010 he had a pulse rate of 57. We visited a different Dr 23 Mar 2011 for another issue; I mentioned to the Dr about the incident and he took his pulse which was 40 then he had a ECG which showed his pulse rate at 35. We went to hospital and we were released again diagnosis sinus bradycardia. We have an appointment to see a private cardiologist in five days. Even though my son is fit and swims I would not say he would be like an olympic athlete. Could the sinus bradycardia be a result from the king hit? CT head scan in Dec showed there was no blood the CT scan was taken the day of the incident. Could there still be a chance there could be?

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Hey, I was diagnosed with an eating disorder and the effects were secondary amenorrhea and bradycardia. My resting rate rate then was 45 and they said it could be reversed but I was wondering if it was possible to reverse it in a week? I ve been following their orders of eating more for about 5 days now and my resting heart rate is between 70-80 every time I check it.

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I d like to know if HcG Diet can cause slow heart rate (50-54 beats a minutes) and low blood pressure (118/72). I am 31 years old. 5 6 tall. weight is 187lbs. I have also been battling an infected tooth. Not sure which is causing me to be fatigued/shortness of breath. Otherwise I ve been very healthy. Dentist has me on Keflex since yesterday.

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I have been told I have sinus bradycardia and am having symptoms of light headedness, fatigue , confusion, heart palpitations, pulse between 40 and 50 for 5 days. Should I go see my doctor or jusr see if it passes. Why would it get worse as I have...

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Early in August 2017, I had a pacemaker implanted at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute because I had some blockage of the electrical signal and, therefore, I had episodes of very slow heart rates. The report on my first evaluation of the...

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FOR CARDIOLOGIST ONLY I was on Micardis 80 mg for over ten years for high blood pressure . In January of 2016 I was prescribed Norvasc 10mg as an additional medication as my BP was running in the 150/100 range. Shortly after starting on the...

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