Sick Sinus Syndrome is a group of arrhythmias, or abnormal heart rhythms, caused by a malfunctioning of the sinus node in the heart. It may not always be present with symptoms. If they are present, they can manifest as nausea, headaches, fainting, chest pain and chronic tiredness. There are two forms of the disease. Treatment involves instalment of artificial pacemakers and medication, depending on the type of manifestation.
HOW IS SICK SINUS SYNDROME DIAGNOSED?
Sick Sinus Syndrome can occasionally be congenital, due to a mutation of certain genes.