There is a range of symptoms and signs that may elude to bradycardia as a possible diagnosis. Some of the signs may be subtle and others are more alarming, depending on the cause and the resulting heart rate.
Below are some of the potential signs and symptoms of Bradycardia:
Some people may not be aware of having Bradycardia until a routine examination with their General Practitioner or if they have an Electrocardiogram (ECG) which may demonstrate the abnormal, slow heart rhythm. Upon reviewing an ECG, it may reveal that there is an electrical abnormality within the patients’ heart. However, in some cases, a formal diagnosis may not be made quickly due to the transient symptoms outlined above.
In these cases, other diagnostic investigations for Bradycardia may include:
Wearable Heart Monitor:
An example of an Implantable Loop Recorder:
An example of a handheld device that records heart rates:
Bradycardia can lead to several complications ranging from: