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What are the symptoms of bradycardia (slow heart rate)?

People with a slow heart rate, or bradycardia, may feel their heart skip a beat sometimes. Most patients feel dizzy, faint, or very tired. Some patients may even feel short of breath or nauseous. Check with your doctor if:
  • You have any of these symptoms.
  • The symptoms have begun recently.
  • You have been previously diagnosed with a slow arrhythmia and are experiencing a change in your symptoms.
People who experience serious symptoms from arrhythmias will need medical treatment to keep their heartbeat regular. If left untreated, bradycardia can be life threatening.

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