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bradycardia Syllabification: brad·y·car·di·a
Pronunciation: /ˌbradəˈkärdēə/

Definition of bradycardia in English:


Abnormally slow heart action.
Example sentences
  • 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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