Bradycardia treatment

If the bradycardia is not causing you any problems, there is probably no need for a special treatment. However, if you start to recognize some of the symptoms, treatment might be ordered by your doctor. Medications will be prescribed which are supposed to increase the heart rate. In many cases, drugs help and your heart rate gets back to normal. However, drugs sometimes increase the heart rate, but the symptoms such as diziness and fainting continue, and that leads to more serious approach and treatment -- implanting a pacemaker.



Basically, what caused bradycardia in the first place determines the way it's treated. If the heart's electrical system is "attacked", a pacemaker has to be implanted. If a condition such as hypothyroidism caused bradycardia, that condition should be treated and bradycardia will disappear naturally. If a certain medicine you're taking is causing your heart to beat slowly, your doctor might change the dose in order to return your heart rate to normal.



A pacemaker is an electronic device placed most often below your collarbone on the left or right side of your chest. A pacemaker contains a battery and computer circuitry in a metal case to correct slow heart rhythms. The pacemaker monitors your heart all the time, and if it detects a slow rhythm issue, it sends out small undetectable electrical signals to correct it. Of course, doctors can adjut and customize the way a pacemaker works and they can suit it for any possible condition and irregularity of heart rate.