Bradycardia in children

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Submitted by Dr T on May 25, 2013 – 9:28am Question: My son is 3 years old and has airway problems. He had a Type 3 Laryngeal cleft repair in 2012. Otherwise, he seems to be fine. A few months ago we noticed that his heart rate started dropping into the 60’s and 50’s during the night and staying there. …

New Onset Atrial Fibrillation

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Submitted by Dr T on July 19, 2011 – 3:33pm in Your heart rhythm Question: Dr T, I am trying to determine whether to see a cardiologist immediately.  My health insurance does not begin until August 1. I had an onset of Atrial Fibrillation as of July 17.  It was fairly severe in which I could feel my heart fluttering, …

Bundle Branch Block

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  Sometimes when cardiologists read EKGs the results will show a right bundle branch block, left bundle branch block or incomplete bundle branch block.  This term refers to a particular appearance of the QRS complex on the EKG. The EKG represents the electrical activity of the heart and we use it to look not only at the heart rate and …

Palpitation Questions

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 Submitted by Dr T on September 3, 2010 – 1:25pm Recently some questions about palpitations were posted. I’ll answer them here since they can occur as a result of Coronary Artery Disease. Palpitation symptoms may include dizziness, fainting, shortness of breath and chest discomfort. Some patients even feel their palpitations inside their head! If you have palpitations you should see your …

Cardiac Health Video

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