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A normal human heart beats 60 to 100 times per minute. Bradycardia is when the heart beats less than 60 times per minute for a variety of reasons. Bradycardia itself is not a specific sign, but if chest pain, vertigo, syncope and shortness of breath are associated, it is an emergency and should be examined in a timely manner. So what are the dangers of long-term bradycardia?
1. It affects cardiac function
A prolonged, untreated slow heart beat may cause bradycardia.
First, it will be manifested as the enlargement of the heart structure, followed by a slow decline in cardiac function, fatigue, shortness of breath, edema, decreased activity endurance, unable to lie down at night and other symptoms of cardiac function limitation.
Bradycardia may cause fatigue, chest tightness, shortness of breath and other symptoms, the patient because of long-term heart pump blood insufficiency, still can cause myocardial ischemia, and then affect cardiac function.
2. It affects the quality of life
Bradycardia, usually have dizziness, chest tightness, palpitation, fatigue, fatigue, poor spirit and other symptoms.
When performing physical activities, the heart rate cannot increase correspondingly, the symptoms will be aggravated after the activity, and the severe cases will cause syncope and convulsion, which will seriously affect the quality of life.
3. Risk of sudden death
If long-term bradycardia, the heart pumping capacity is not enough, the body will appear ischemia, hypoxia symptoms, and then can only through compensatory blood supply, when the ventricular movement limit, will lead to heart blood return too slow, severe cases will cause syncope, sudden death.
How to check your heart rate
The easiest way is to feel your pulse. In silence, touch the radial artery, time it for 15 seconds, and multiply the number of pulses in 15 seconds by 4 to get the number of pulses per minute.
You can also use our BP smartwatch to monitor your heart rate. BP smartwatch has a built-in light-sensing signal design, which can accurately sense your blood vessel signal, so as to know the rate of your heart beat.
If you find an irregular pulse or heart rate below 60 beats per minute or above 100 beats per minute, you may have an abnormal pulse rhythm.
It is recommended to go to the cardiology department of the hospital as early as possible to avoid delay.