Understanding sinus bradycardia and its symptoms

by Manya Verma Health care and lifestyle

Bradycardia means a heart rate that is slower than the normal. An adult heart at rest beats at 60 to 100 times in a minute. However, the hearts of patients with bradycardia beats less than 60 times a minute. This becomes a serious problem because the heart is unable to pump enough oxygen to the blood. A vascular surgeon in India suggests a simple implanted pacemaker to correct bradycardia.

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Since, bradycardia obstructs appropriate oxygen supply to the brain and the blood, it can possibly cause the following symptoms:


·        Near-fainting or fainting (syncope)

·        Dizziness or lightheadedness

·        Fatigue

·        Shortness of breath

·        Chest pains

·        Confusion or memory problems

·        Easily tiring during physical activity

Cardiologist in Darbhanga also point out that incase of younger people and athletes a heart rate lower than 60 without the above symptoms is normal. However, if you experience any of the above symptoms, immediate medical intervention is advised.


Bradycardia is often caused by one or more of the following reasons as observed by cardiologist in India:

·        Damage to heart tissue due to aging

·        Damage to heart tissues due to a heart disease or heart attack

·        Congenital heart defect

·        Infection of heart tissue also known as myocarditis

·        A complication from a heart surgery

·        Hypothyroidism

·   Imbalance of chemicals in the blood, such as potassium or calcium

·        Repeated disruption of breathing during sleep also known as obstructive sleep apnea

·        Inflammatory disease, such as rheumatic fever or lupus

·        Medications such as drugs for heart rhythm disorders, high blood pressure and psychosis


Risk factors:

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As per top cardiologist in India the following factors increase the risks for developing this disorder:

·        Age

This is a primary risk factor for almost all heart problems and often associated with bradycardia.

·        Risk factors related to heart disease

Bradycardia has been commonly observed after damage to heart tissue by one or the other heart disease or surgery for a heart problem

Hence, heart specialist in Darbhanga concludes that the risk factors for heart disease can be considered as factors that increase the possibility of developing bradycardia as well. Lifestyle changes can help with the following factors;


·        High blood pressure

·        Smoking

·        Heavy alcohol use

·        Recreational drug use

·        Psychological stress or anxiety


If bradycardia causes symptoms, then common complications observed by experts include:


·        Frequent fainting spells

·        Heart failure

·        Sudden death due to cardiac arrest


The most effective method to prevent bradycardia is to control the risk factors for heart diseases and in case someone already has a heart problem they must monitor their health and take necessary precaution as follows:

·        Exercise and eat a healthy diet such as DASH diet for maintaining the right blood pressure

·        Maintain a healthy weight as per the height and age

·        Keep blood pressure and cholesterol under control with the help of right diet

·        Don't smoke

·     Control the intake of alcohol to as minimum as possible. In some cases, heart specialist in Darbhanga restricts the usage of alcohol completely.

·        Don't use recreational drugs.

·        Manage stress.

Go to scheduled checkups. Paras Institute of Cardiac Sciences has been established with foresight to provide holistic medical care to patients with cardiac diseases.

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