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PVCs and Low Heart Rate
Your bradycardia and PVCs definitely need to be checked out. One of the (many) causes of bradycardia include a problem with your thyroid, and you need to make sure you are still getting the right amount of synthtroid.
The good: your slow heart rate has not affected your blood flow; because the slower your heart beats, the less blood it pumps throughout your body. If your heart beats too slowly, your brain and body might not get enough blood to function well, leading to any or all of the following symptoms:
- Fatigue, weakness
- Fainting (syncope) or near fainting
- Shortness of breath
Unless you didn't mention it, you have none of these symptoms.
The bad: there must be a reason that may not necessarily related to your thyroid, and while you don't have symptoms (yet), this can become a real problem.
If noted before, your doctors must have explained why it occurs in your case. However, I suspect this is new and therefore needs evaluation with an EKG, long-term monitoring and a cardiac echo. I would also recommend a stress echo to see what happens to your heart rate when exercising.
Hope this helps,
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