WHAT IS
BRADYCARDIA

Bradycardia refers to a slow heartbeat: a resting heart rate lower than 60 beats per minute.
Although a resting heart rate slower than 60 beats per minute is normal for some people, bradycardia can also cause symptoms which indicate that the brain and other organs might not get enough oxygen.

RISK
FACTORS


  • Congenital heart disease (condition you were born with)
  • Certain diseases
  • Medication
  • The natural aging process of the heart
  • Scar tissue from a previous heart attack (myocardial infarction)
  • Sick sinus syndrome, also called sinus node dysfunction
  • Heart block

SYMPTOMS OF
BRADYCARDIA


When your heart beats too slowly you may experience various symptoms. Based on your symptoms, your doctor can assess the severity of your heart condition and determine the appropriate treatment for you.

Some people don’t have any symptoms, or the symptoms are so mild that they think they are just part of getting older.

When discussing with your doctor, you may want to use this document to help guide the conversation

When discussing with your doctor, you may want to use this document to help guide the conversation

Take care of your heartbeat is an educational initiative designed to inform people about heart rhythm disorders. It is brought to you by Medtronic.
Information on this site does not constitute medical advice.
Always consult with your physician about treatment options and if you have any questions or concerns about your health.

Last updated March 2021

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    Information on this site does not constitute medical advice. Ask your doctor about diagnosis and treatment information.