bra·​dy·​car·​dia | \ ˌbrā-di-ˈkär-dē-ə How to pronounce bradycardia (audio) also ˌbra- How to pronounce bradycardia (audio) \

Definition of bradycardia

: relatively slow heart action — compare tachycardia

Examples of bradycardia in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Sinus bradycardia is a normal, but slow, heartbeat. Chris Coppola, azcentral, "4 in Mesa recognized for lifesaving efforts that included bee stings, cardiac arrest," 23 Oct. 2019 In December, Felix remained in the hospital, and her daughter stayed a floor below hers, in the NICU fighting bradycardia, a condition that causes infants to struggle breathing. Adam Kilgore, The Denver Post, "As a runner, Allyson Felix didn’t want to speak out. As a mom, she felt she had to.," 31 July 2019 Long-distance runners, for example, are prone to having lower heart rates (bradycardia), Dr. Doshi says. Korin Miller, SELF, "Here’s What Cardiologists Say About the Apple Watch’s New Heart Monitoring Features," 14 Sep. 2018 Other problems included a painful intestinal obstruction called an ileus; an abnormally slow heart rate (bradycardia); nausea and vomiting; confusion and delirium; and skin problems like severe itching or a rash. Karen Kaplan,, "Researchers tally the physical and financial costs of opioid painkillers' side effects," 23 May 2018

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First Known Use of bradycardia

circa 1890, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bradycardia

New Latin

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“Bradycardia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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bra·​dy·​car·​dia | \ ˌbrād-i-ˈkärd-ē-ə also ˌbrad- \

Medical Definition of bradycardia

: relatively slow heart action whether physiological or pathological — compare tachycardia

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