A slow heart rate, also known as bradycardia, refers to a heart rate that is lower than the normal resting heart rate, which is typically between 60 to 100 beats per minute in adults. Athletes and well-conditioned individuals may have resting heart rates lower than 60 bpm, and it might be considered normal for them.
Bradycardia can be caused by various factors, and it’s essential to determine the underlying cause to decide on the appropriate course of action. Some potential causes of a slow heart rate include:
Treatment for slow heart rate depends on the underlying cause and the severity of the symptoms. If bradycardia is not causing any noticeable issues or is related to athletic conditioning, no treatment may be required. However, if it’s caused by an underlying medical condition or medications, addressing those issues may help normalize the heart rate.
It’s important to seek medical advice if you or someone you know is experiencing symptoms like dizziness, fainting, shortness of breath, or chest pain along with a slow heart rate, as these could indicate a more serious problem. A healthcare professional will be able to conduct a thorough evaluation, perform tests if necessary, and determine the appropriate course of action.
RCC Cardiac Urgent Care is accessible same-day care for non-life-threatening cardiac symptoms, including:
PLEASE NOTE: that this is NOT a traditional Urgent Care Center treating any and all ailments. Our facility is ONLY for cardiac related symptoms.
At our Penn Cardiology Specialty Network facility, you will will be cared for by our team of cardiac specialists, and receive access to our state-of-the-art diagnostic testing, including:
We will work with your primary or referring physicians to develop a plan of treatment that is suited to meet your individual needs.
We also provide accessible same-day care for non-life-threatening vascular symptoms, including:
As more and more complex procedures are performed in the outpatient and inpatient setting, the risk of perioperative cardiac complication increases. Regional Cardiology Consultants’ dedicated team specializes in providing the accurate and timely pre-op clearance required by patients.
Our services include:
Better yet, all services can be performed in the convenience of our offices. In most cases, we can have a preliminary report for your physician the same day as our consult and a folder containing everything you need to proceed with planned surgery including the transcribed pre-op consult, EKG with interpretation, and any other testing required to be cleared for your procedure.
Regional Cardiology Consultants is dedicated to providing quality, comprehensive, state of the art, compassionate, cost-effective and timely medical services in the promotion of improved health for the community of the greater Philadelphia and New Jersey areas.