Advertisement

What causes bradycardia (slow heart rate)?

Bradycardia may be caused by heart disease, aging, myocardial ischemia (reduced blood flow to the heart muscle), conduction disorders (impulses travel through the heart in a different way), stress, caffeine, tobacco, alcohol, diet pills, or cough and cold medicines. Sometimes it may not be clear why there is an arrhythmia.

Continue Learning about Heart Disease

How Menopause Affects the Risk of Heart Disease
How Menopause Affects the Risk of Heart Disease
After menopause a woman's risk for cardiovascular disease increases. In this video, Dr. Oz discusses the relationship between menopause and the risk o...
Read More
What is a type A aortic dissection?
Murray H. Kwon, MDMurray H. Kwon, MD
A type A aortic dissection involves the first part of the aorta, the ascending aorta, as it comes of...
More Answers
9 Heart-Healthy Rules to Live By
9 Heart-Healthy Rules to Live By9 Heart-Healthy Rules to Live By9 Heart-Healthy Rules to Live By9 Heart-Healthy Rules to Live By
Put these practices into place and you could lower your risk of cardiovascular disease. Cardiovascular disease accounts for one in three deaths in the...
Start Slideshow
Does Heart Disease Differ Between Men and Women?
Does Heart Disease Differ Between Men and Women?

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.