What is bradycardia?
A normal heart typically beats 60 to 80 times a minute. At this rate, the heart pumps about 5 liters of blood throughout your body per minute. However, if the signal rate is too slow, the chambers of your heart do not contract often enough to supply the proper amount of blood and oxygen to your body. This condition is called bradycardia.
Bradycardia can affect the very young to the very old, though it is most commonly diagnosed among the elderly. More than 600,000 people worldwide receive treatment each year for bradycardia.