Bradycardia-When Your Heart Slows Down

Bradycardia is the term used for when your heart abnormally slows down.  You know, you expect your body to slow down a bit as you age, but that doesn’t necessarily mean your heart too. So, is it a good or bad thing? A slow heart rate is actually pretty common in older adults, but it’s not always a problem. As we…

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Pacemakers – Regulating Your Heart Rate

Pacemakers have become quite advanced, very safe and effective, allowing recipients to live active lives. A pacemaker is a small, but very advanced, electronic device that is implanted under the skin to help regulate the heartbeat. Pacemakers are used primarily in people whose hearts are beating slower than normal (bradycardia = less than 60 beats per minute).  They usually stop the…

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