Bradycardia: Definition, Causes, Symptoms & Treatment


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If a person with tachycardia (a fast heart rate) is given a beta blocker as treatment, but given too much, then you may most expect:

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1. Which of the following is most likely the cause of bradycardia?

2. One common symptom of bradycardia may be:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What are signs and possible causes of bradycardia? These are topics you should be familiar with in order to answer the practice questions found in this quiz and worksheet combo.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • What could result if a person with a fast heart rate is given too much beta blocker
  • Causes of bradycardia
  • Symptoms of bradycardia
  • What one may have if their heart rate is less than 50 beats per minute
  • The term used to describe the condition where the heart's pacemaker does not work correctly

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will allow you to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information regarding the symptoms and causes of bradycardia
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of a slow heart rate and whether it may be an indication of illness or injury to the heart
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as bradycardia and hypertension
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding treatment for bradycardia

Additional Learning

To learn more about this subject, review the accompanying lesson called Bradycardia: Definition, Causes, Symptoms & Treatment. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define bradycardia
  • Note that bradycardia is normal for elite athletes
  • Identify and explain causes of bradycardia
  • List signs and symptoms of bradycardia
  • Describe how use of an EKG can help to detect bradycardia
  • Discuss treatment options for this condition