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What are the treatments for bradycardia?

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Your treatment plan will be based on the likely cause of the problem.

For instance, if the cause is hypothyroidism, or low thyroid function, treating that may take care of the heart rate issue.

If there is no clear physical cause, your doctor may change medications that might be slowing your heart. Beta blockers are sometimes prescribed to relax your heart muscle. But if they cause you to have a really slow heart rate, your doctor might lower the dosage or give you a different drug.

If these approaches don’t work and your condition is serious enough to put your brain and other organs at risk, you may need a pacemaker.

From: What is Bradycardia? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Heart Rhythm Society, “Slow Heartbeat.”

American College of Cardiology: “Bradycardia (Slow Heart Rate).”

Cleveland Clinic, “Abnormal Heart Rhythms.”

Mayo Clinic: “Bradycardia: Definition,” “Bradycardia: Symptoms,” “Bradycardia: Risk Factors,” “Bradycardia: Causes.”

Johns Hopkins Medicine, “Bradycardia.”

Reviewed by James Beckerman on August 01, 2018

SOURCES:

Heart Rhythm Society, “Slow Heartbeat.”

American College of Cardiology: “Bradycardia (Slow Heart Rate).”

Cleveland Clinic, “Abnormal Heart Rhythms.”

Mayo Clinic: “Bradycardia: Definition,” “Bradycardia: Symptoms,” “Bradycardia: Risk Factors,” “Bradycardia: Causes.”

Johns Hopkins Medicine, “Bradycardia.”

Reviewed by James Beckerman on August 01, 2018

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