Bradycardia (Slow Heart Rate)
The causes of a slow heart rate may include underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism), an electrolyte imbalance, or medicines you may be taking for certain conditions. The treatment for Bradycardia depends on what is causing it, and your doctor will evaluate your current health status and medical history to determine the correct course of treatment.
Common bradycardia causes include:
When your heart beats too slowly, it is not supplying the body with sufficient oxygen. Your doctor will assess and diagnosis your heart condition, but slow heart rate symptoms may include:
Your risk of developing an abnormally slow heartbeat (bradycardia) is greater if you:
Learn more about bradycardia diagnosis and treatment.
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