bra·​dy·​car·​dia ˌbrā-di-ˈkär-dē-ə How to pronounce bradycardia (audio)
ˌbra- How to pronounce bradycardia (audio)
: relatively slow heart action compare tachycardia

Examples of bradycardia in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Slow Resting Heart Rates On the other hand, a resting heart rate below 60 beats per minute is called bradycardia, and can cause insufficient blood flow to the brain. Emily Shiffer, Men's Health, 13 June 2023 The patients were pale and often showed a regular bradycardia (40 to 50 beats a minute), with weakness of the pulse. Neuroskeptic, Discover Magazine, 27 Nov. 2010 Sinus bradycardia is a normal, but slow, heartbeat. Chris Coppola, azcentral, 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, 31 July 2019 Long-distance runners, for example, are prone to having lower heart rates (bradycardia), Dr. Doshi says. Korin Miller, SELF, 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,, 23 May 2018

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Word History


New Latin

First Known Use

circa 1890, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bradycardia was circa 1890

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“Bradycardia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition


ˌbrād-i-ˈkärd-ē-ə also ˌbrad-
: relatively slow heart action whether physiological or pathological compare tachycardia

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