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Slowness of the heart rate, usually fewer than 60 beats per minute in an adult human.

[brady- + Greek kardiā, heart; see cardia.]

brad′y·car′dic (-dĭk) adj.


(Pathology) pathol an abnormally low rate of heartbeat. Compare tachycardia
bradycardiac adj


(ˌbræd ɪˈkɑr di ə)

a slow heartbeat rate, usu. less than 60 beats per minute.
brad`y•car′dic, adj.
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Noun1.bradycardia - abnormally slow heartbeat
arrhythmia, cardiac arrhythmia - an abnormal rate of muscle contractions in the heart


n. bradicardia, espanocardia, lentitud anormal en los latidos del corazón.


n bradicardia
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Fetal bradycardia is defined as a heart rate <110 bpm.
Ultrasonography revealed a large hypoechoic area behind placenta and fetal bradycardia about 80 beats per minute.
A 29-year-old woman, para 2, was admitted with heavy vaginal bleeding and abdominal pain 12 days after ventouse vaginal delivery for fetal bradycardia.
Simpson described the slowing of the foetal heart; 1866 at the Rotunda, Fleetwood Churchill used forceps, that he designed and made, to deliver babies with good neonatal outcomes, when there was a weakening of the fetal heart; 1876 McClintock, at the Edinburgh Lying-In, observed poor outcomes in those fetuses with slowing fetal hearts; 1886 Galabin in London observed good outcomes with those fetuses whose heart rate increased 20 beats per minute with movements compared with those whose heart rates did not increase; Jaggard correlated fetal bradycardia following Braxton Hicks contractions with a "puny foetus" in 1888.