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 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 to contract at an adequate rate