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by Hratch L Karamanoukian, MD and Pierre Aoukar, MD
Posted: February 17

Bradycardia implies a heart rate less than 60 beats a minute.

Bradycardia does not ususally need to be treated unless there are prolonged or repeated symptoms such as fatigue, dizziness, lightheadedness, fainting (syncope) or near fainting (near syncope) spells.

Elderly people are more prone to symptoms related to bradycardia. Although most patients can be treated medically, sometimes there is need for an implanted device, the pacemaker. Longstanding symptoms can be corrected by implanting a pacemaker, which automatically sets and tracks the rate and rhythm of the heart.

For more information about arrhythmias of the heart, contact your primary care physician, cardiologist, electrophysiologist or cardiovascular specialist.

Excerpt from the book: Everything Is Bad For Your Heart: The A to Z Guide, Hratch L Karamanoukian, MD and Pierre Aoukar, MD. Magalhaes Scientific Press

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