A normal resting heart rate for most people is between 50 and 100 beats per minute (bpm). A resting heart rate slower than 50 bpm is considered bradycardia. Athletic and elderly people often have a heart rate slower than 60 bpm when they are sitting or lying down and a heart rate less than 60 bpm is common for many people during sleep.
Bradycardia is a slow heart rhythm, usually less than 50 beats per minute. At lower rate, the heart may not able to pump enough oxygen-rich blood to your body during normal activity or exercise.
Bradycardia can occur for several reasons. Some common causes of bradycardia include:
When your heart beats too slowly you may experience various symptoms which includes :
Pacemakers are small devices that are implanted under the skin, most often below your collarbone on the left or right side of your chest, to help restore the heart’s rhythm. By sending tiny electrical signals to the heart to increase the heart rate, a pacemaker can relieve the symptoms of bradycardia. Read More