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bradycardia

GC: n

S: NCBI - http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3292535/(external link) (last access: 19 November 2014); DORLAND p. 245.

N: 1. From Greek Brady- (slow) + kardia (heart).
2. Slowness of the heartheat, as evidenced by slowing of the pulse rate to less than 60.
3. Due to bradycardia, your organs may not get the supply of oxygen they need. As a result, you may experience these bradycardia symptoms:fainting (syncope), dizziness, weakness, fatigue, chest pains, confusion or memory problems, etc.
4. A resting heart rate slower than 60 beats a minute may be normal for some people, particularly for healthy young adults and trained athletes. For these people, bradycardia isn't considered a health problem.
5. Bradycardia can be caused by heart tissue damage related to aging or to heart disease, hypertension, congenital heart defect, myocarditis, hypothyroidism, obstructive sleep apnea or hemochromatosis among others.
6. brady. Abbreviated form of bradycardia, jargon used in the field of Medicine.

S: 1 & 2. DORLAND p. 245. 3, 4 & 5. MAYO - http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/bradycardia/basics/symptoms/con-20028373(external link) (last access: 13 November 2014). 6. COSNAUTAS; FCB.

SYN: 1. brachycardia. 2. bradyrhythmia.

S: 1. GDT; TERMIUMPLUS. 2. GDT.

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