Bradycardia (Slow Heart Beats) & Low Blood pressure
The 2 most common causes of collapse episodes which are very common in the elderly and in the very young.
As we age the wiring of the heart tends to become worn out and increasingly elderly people have problems of slow heartbeats as a result of this. Such slow heartbeats (bradycardia) lead to sudden collapse with or without transient loss of consciousness. There can be fits like movements but this is always secondary to reduced or absent blood flow to the brain at the time the heart misses few beats.
This condition can be easily treated with the implant of a pacemaker.
What is a pacemaker?
A pacemaker is a mini-computer that continuously monitors your heart’s electrical activity and delivers electrical impulses when your heart misses a bet so that there will be no further collapse episodes from slow heartbeats.
To know more about different types of pacemakers, details of the procedure of pacemaker implant, risks associated with pacemaker implant, etc.