What happens if you have a low heart rate?
In some patients a low heart rate can lead to a low output and cause symptoms such as dizziness, shortness of breath and fatigue. These symptoms are associated with low output heart failure. In other patients a low heart rate causes no effect whatsoever as the heart simply pumps out more blood with each beat to compensate.
What are the symptoms of low heart rate? Low heart rate can cause the following symptoms : Lightheadedness. Dizziness. Fatigue. Fainting. Poor cognitive function (brain fog)
What to do for low heart rate? If slow heart rate is due to the effect of medication or toxic exposure, this must be treated medically. An external device ( pacemaker) implanted into the chest to stimulate heartbeats is the preferred treatment for certain types of bradycardia. Because a low heart rate could indicate medical problems,…
What is heart rate considered too low? Bradycardia is a condition that is commonly called low heart rate. A normal heart rate for a resting adult is usually 60 to 100 beats per minute. Any heart rate below this is considered too low.
What are the dangers of slow heart rate? Though a slow heart rate is not necessarily harmful to young adults, senior citizens should take the condition seriously. Untreated bradycardia can have serious, even life-threatening, results, including fainting, heart failure and cardiac arrest, according to the Mayo Clinic.
Does low heart rate really indicate a problem?
Does low heart rate really indicate a problem? If it’s beating slower than the normal rate, it might indicate a medical problem. In some cases, a slow heart rate is an indication of an extremely healthy heart. Athletes, for instance, often have lower than normal resting heart rates because their heart is strong and doesn’t have to work as hard to pump blood throughout the body.
What are some of the causes of an abnormally low heart rate? A low heart rate can sometimes cause dizziness or lightheadedness, in addition to fatigue, but this does not appear to be the case with you. An underactive thyroid can cause a low heart rate. Sometimes electrolyte imbalances can cause a low heart rate and this is of particular concern if someone is on a very restrictive type of diet.
What is the reason for low heart rate? According to the Heart Rhythm Society, there can be different reasons for a low pulse rate, including medications, a congenital heart disease and deterioration of heart tissue from aging, but the most common reason for a slow pulse rate is a problem with the electrical signals the body produces to regulate the pace of the beating of the heart.
What medicines increase heart rate? Azithromycin (Zithromax) is an antibiotic that may speed up your heart rate. Other antibiotics, such as levofloxacin, amoxicillin, and ciprofloxacin, can change your heart rate, too.