Treatment

How is bradycardia treated?

Bradycardia is most commonly treated with a pacemaker. A pacemaker changes the heart rate to help meet your body's needs. The pacemaker provides electrical signals much like the heart's normal signals. Depending on your particular situation, a pacemaker may:

  • Replace S-A node signals that are delayed or get lost on the pathway between the upper and lower heart chambers
  • Help maintain a normal timing sequence between the upper and lower heart chambers
  • Enable the lower chambers of the heart contract at an adequate rate

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