Also known as Sinus Node Dysfunction, it is a medical condition that creates the occurrence of a group of arrhythmias due to malfunctioning of the original pacemaker of the heart. This ultimately fails to generate the required heat beat that is necessary for any individual. Aging is the biggest cause that may lead to this syndrome. Some of the most noticeable symptoms are fatigue, lightheadedness, palpitations, dyspnea, rapid or reduced heart rate, dizziness, etc.
HOW IS SICK SINUS SYNDROME DIAGNOSED?
The cardiologist can identify the abnormality through electrocardiography or ambulatory ECG. In certain rare cases the diagnosis can be based on electrophysiological results.
HOW IS SICK SINUS SYNDROME TREATED?
Permanent pacemaker implantation is required in most cases. The doctor may also recommend pharmacologic therapy and use of anticoagulants. Different pacemaker modalities as well as physiological pacing methods are also suggested by the doctor.
DID YOU KNOW?
Medications are rarely effective in treating Sick Sinus Syndrome. Most of the time permanent pacing accurately treats it.