Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Slowness of the heart rate, usually fewer than 60 beats per minute in an adult human.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The condition of having a slow heartbeat, defined as under 60 beats per minute for an adult.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Abnormally slow pulsation of the heart.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. abnormally slow heartbeat

Etymologies

brady- + Greek kardiā, heart; see cardia.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Ancient Greek βραδύς (bradus, "slow") and καρδία (kardia, "heart"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • These can be some of the symptoms specifically of what is known as bradycardia, the slow heartbeat syndrome -- Soledad.

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  • "After being rushed to George Washington University Hospital, it was determined that I had a condition called bradycardia, which is medical talk for a slow heart beat.

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  • The study also detected two characteristics in the skiers which may predict their risk of AF: a slow heart rate at rest (known as bradycardia) and a large left atrium of the heart.

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  • The new labeling also provides information showing that Ranexa reduced arrhythmias including ventricular arrhythmias, new onset atrial fibrillation and a potentially dangerous slow heartbeat known as bradycardia in patients with coronary artery disease.

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  • Our cardiac conducting tissues are not exempt from the rigors of ageing, often resulting in altered impulse conduction, and the occurrence of heart arrhythmias, such as bradycardia or slow heart rate.

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  • The study also detected two characteristics in the skiers which may predict their risk of AF: a slow heart rate at rest (known as bradycardia) and a large left atrium of the heart. (

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  • Naloxone (Narcan®) may be useful in reversing hypotension, bradycardia and coma because of the similarity of clonidine to opiate overdose symptoms.

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  • Hypotension and bradycardia, if severe, may respond to atropine.

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  • Electrocardiogram (ECG) was unremarkable except for an occasional sinus bradycardia of 60 beats per minute.

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  • Common symptoms include profound hypotension, respiratory depression, bradycardia and CNS depression. 2 Respirations can be irregular and proceed to intermittent apneic episodes.

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