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What can reduce the chances of getting bradycardia?

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There are no surefire ways to stop bradycardia from happening, but if you are active and eat well on a low-sodium diet, you may reduce your chances of getting it.

Other things that help:

If you have been given a pacemaker, listen your doctor’s instructions about how it operates and any signs it might not be working.

  • Stay at a good weight for you
  • Manage your blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood sugar
  • If you smoke, try to quit

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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