What treatments are available for patients with bradycardia?

If you have bradycardia but do not have any symptoms, or if the bradycardia doesn’t happen often or last long, you may not need treatment. Sometimes bradycardia is a good thing and is the goal of treatment.

If you need treatment, it will be based on the cause of the condition. If you have an electrical problem in your heart, you will need a pacemaker to keep your heart beating as it should. A pacemakers is a small device that is placed under your skin to monitor your heart’s rate and rhythm. If needed, the pacemaker will send an electrical impulse to your heart to restore a normal heart rate. There are many types of pacemakers. Your doctor will choose the right type to meet your needs.

Last reviewed by a Cleveland Clinic medical professional on 05/07/2018.

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