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while I was in the hospital the other day my heart rate got as low as 32, bp was as low as 94/49, temp as low as 96.7. they did an echo, and my sinus rhythum was normal, blood test came back normal for thyroid and cardiac enzymes. what else can cause this?
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Doctor: DrRussMD, Board Certified Physician replied 8 years ago
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A beta blocker medication and some other medications could cause this.
Even with sinus rhythm a condition called sick sinus syndrome could cause symptomatic bradycardia, if this happens again, this should be considered.
Ask for a King of Hearts monitor that you can activate with any symptoms, This will record if bradycardia is happening again.
Good Luck
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
I am not taking ANY medications. I had the low hr the whole time I was in the hospital and have been having symptoms for several months
Doctor: DrRussMD, Board Certified Physician replied 8 years ago
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Then this should not be dismissed, especially if there are symptoms.
You need to be involved with a cardiologist that takes this seriously.
You need a King of hearts monitor.
A good cardiologist might recommend treatment/intervention at this point simply based on the recurrent history and an EKG.
Good Luck
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