Definition of bradycardia in English:


Syllabification: brad·y·car·di·a
Pronunciation: /ˌbradiˈkärdēə


  • Abnormally slow heart action.
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    • The most common adverse effects are dizziness, worsening of heart failure, symptomatic bradycardia, and hypotension.
    • Adverse drug effects, which were more common in the rhythm control group, included bradycardia (abnormally low heart rate) and lung problems.
    • Overdrive pacing might improve cardiac function, and thus pulmonary congestion might be ameliorated in patients with heart failure or bradycardia.


late 19th century: from Greek bradus 'slow' + kardia 'heart'.

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