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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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Transient fetal bradycardia was observed in 5% of the fetuses for about 35-55 seconds and resolved spontaneously without any intervention.
Fetal bradycardia occurred due to the atrioventricular node compression.
ECV should be stopped in the face of a prolonged or significant fetal bradycardia or if the patient is experiencing intolerable levels of discomfort.
Labetalol may be considered as first line drug, but there is a potential risk of fetal bradycardia.
However, in our case, lack of time available, sustained fetal bradycardia, difficulty in positioning and the need for maternal bearing down efforts ruled out CSEA as an option.
Other reported adverse effects are uterine hyperstimulation, rupture or perforation, amniotic fluid embolism, severe vaginal bleeding, retained placenta, shock, fetal bradycardia, and fetal death.
Norwitz's article, risks the associated fetal bradycardia due to head compression that might compromise an already compromised fetus.
If the gestational age of the fetus is <24 weeks and the risk of embryopathy is also low, the live fetus may be persevered by maintaining appropriate CPB oxygen saturation and normal maternal blood glucose levels, which are important for avoiding fetal bradycardia and arrhythmia and abortion.
Patients with congenital and clinical fetal abnormalities--including nonreassuring fetal status or episodes of resolved fetal bradycardia, patients with pregnancy-associated hypertensive disorders, diabetes mellitus, gestational diabetes, and patients with known allergy to any of the vasopressors, were excluded.
Obstetric examination revealed less liquor and fetal bradycardia.
One pregnancy was terminated in view of fetal monitor showing persistent fetal bradycardia.
In group one, instrumental delivery was conducted for fetal bradycardia in six out of eight deliveries, and two deliveries had a prolonged second stage for women in group two.