Jefferson University Hospitals

Bradycardia

A healthy human heart beats between 60 and 100 times per minute in a resting adult. If you or someone you care for has bradycardia, the heart may be beating fewer than 60 beats per minute.

Our bodies need the heart to pump efficiently so that oxygen rich blood can be transported throughout, particularly to our brains and vital organs. If your heart is not pumping efficiently, you may experience fatigue, dizziness and/or shortness of breath. While these symptoms can be related to other causes, it is important to see a cardiologist as soon as possible for an accurate diagnosis.

Turn to the expert electrophysiologists (cardiologists who specialize in the treatment of the heart's electrical system) at Jefferson. The medical staff of Jefferson's Electrophysiology Laboratory is among the most experienced in the Philadelphia region in diagnosing and treating patients with heart rhythm disorders. Our physicians are equipped with the latest technologies, which include the use of pacemakers and implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs).