What is bradycardia?

Also known as: arrhythmia, irregular heartbeat, slow heart rate

Bradycardia is the medical term for a heart rate that is slower than normal. It's a form of cardiac arrhythmia, or irregular heartbeat. In some people, it doesn':t cause any complications, but it can become problematic if your heart isn't pumping enough blood out to the body as a result of the bradycardia.

Reviewed by: Anthony F. Rossi, MD

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