Sinus Bradycardia

Bradycardia is when the heart beats too slowly and can cause problems. Learn how it's diagnosed, and what treatments can help.


Treatment for bradycardia depends on what is causing it and the severity of your symptoms. The goal of treatment is to raise your heart rate so your body gets the blood it needs.

If another medical problem like hypothyroidism or sleep apnea is causing the bradycardia, treating that issue may correct it. Some medications can cause your heart to beat too slowly; if this is the case, your doctor may adjust your dose or prescribe a different medicine.

If your bradycardia is caused by damage to your heart’s electrical system, you may need to have a pacemaker implanted. A pacemaker is a battery-operated device about the size of a cell phone that is placed under your skin. It uses electrical impulses to monitor and maintain your heart rate.

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