Dangers of Slow Heart Rate

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We all know that heart is one of the major parts of our body. It carries out vital functions to keep the body alive and kicking. It is also true that most people are unaware of the basic functions of heart and what exactly it does in their body. Heart is the most important organ in your body. It is also the organ that keeps you alive. It may be amusing for some people to hear but it is also referred to as the most complex pump available in the whole universe. It basically pumps the blood. This blood is thereafter sent to all body parts via arteries and veins. It functions on its own. All it does is to pump blood without any break.


In order to let the heart function well, you must take special care of it. This is the best way to expand the lifetime of heart. The task is not very difficult to take care of the heart. There are numerous things to do in this regard. The modern lifestyle most people lead these days is not appropriate for the heart. These days, people are inactive with their basic routine of sitting in front of the computer or sitting on a chair throughout the day in the office. Eating habits are also irregular with most people skipping breakfast. Following pessimism and mental strain, which can also have a negative impact on the heart. The most important aspect of your health is proper functioning of the heart.


There are numerous heart diseases. Some of these can be cured and some have to be carried throughout the life. The curable disease can be handled by leading a healthy lifestyle, such as exercising daily, eating fresh fruits and vegetables, adding healthy nuts to your diet and most importantly staying happy. Certain serious diseases can cause irregularities in heart rhythm. Two severe cases related to abnormal heart rhythm include the following:

  1. Bradycardia (slow heart beat)
  2. Tachycardia (fast heart beat)


Bradycardia or slow heart rate can occur from 2 fundamental mechanisms. The first is the sinus node's decreased automaticity that results in slow heart prices or pauses. Once the action of sinus node pacemaker stops, the heart activates at a slower pace.


Here are some of the most common reasons why a person experiences bradycardia:


  • Congenital heart disease
  • Rheumatic fever
  • Intake of medications for heart-related ailments
  • Degeneration of heart tissue due to the process of aging.
  • Hypertension
  • Malnutrition


A physically fit person can also suffer from bradycardia. It is very important to check with a trusted medical practitioner to know about how serious this heart condition is. Some of the major complications developed by this disease include frequent fainting, heart failure, or even sudden death. Fortunately effective treatments and medications are now available to improve slow heart rate condition.



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This article was published on 2010/10/23