Reflex bradycardia


Reflex bradycardia

Reflex bradychardia is an abnormal bradycardia (decrease in body pulse rate) in response to certain stimuli. [ [http://www.springerlink.com/content/vp67444567764305/ Reflex bradycardia in out-patient surgery done under local anesthesia] Journal European Journal of Plastic SurgeryPublisher Springer Berlin / HeidelbergISSN 0930-343X (Print) 1435-0130 (Online)Issue Volume 18, Numbers 2-3 / May, 1995Category OriginalsDOI 10.1007/BF00168888Pages 76-78Subject Collection MedicineSpringerLink Date Tuesday, November 16, 2004]

Parasympathetic signals from the vagus nerve to the heart is believed to cause reflex bradycardia in most cases. [http://www.cja-jca.org/cgi/reprint/37/2/219.pdf Reflex bradycardiaduring surgery] , D. John Doyle MDPHDFRCPC, Patrick W.S. Mark]

Stimuli causing reflex bradycardia include:
*Oculocardiac reflex
*sympathetic response to intracranial hypertension cite book |author=Deepak A. Rao; Le, Tao; Bhushan, Vikas |title=First Aid for the USMLE Step 1 2008 (First Aid for the Usmle Step 1) |publisher=McGraw-Hill Medical |location= |year=2007 |pages= |isbn=0-07-149868-0 |oclc= |doi= |accessdate= Page 254 ]

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