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Course # 90803 • Antibradycardia Pacemakers

Review symptomatic bradycardia and sinus node dysfunction indications for permanent pacemaker implantation in adults.

12. To confirm a diagnosis of symptomatic bradycardia, which one of these criteria should be met?
A) The patient should have a history of witnessed or unwitnessed falls.
B) The clinical symptoms of reduced cerebral blood flow and the bradyarrhythmia should occur simultaneously.
C) The patient's heart rate should be less than 50 bpm on three consecutive measurements taken at two-hour intervals.
D) The patient demonstrates reduced cerebral blood flow along with associated symptoms of shortness of breath, exercise intolerance, and fatigue.