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2. What are the symptoms of bradycardia?

If your heart rate is too slow, it may cause:

  • Lightheadedness and dizziness
  • Shortness of breath
  • Fatigue
  • A fluttering (palpating) or pounding heart
  • Trouble concentrating and confusion
  • Fainting spells

Sometimes symptoms are mild, and people shrug them off as a result of aging. Other people may not have symptoms at all. You can take your pulse to find out how fast your heart is beating. A slow heart rate does not usually cause problems until it drops below 50 beats per minute.

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