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What're the symptoms of sick sinus syndrome?

A patient may not show any symptoms of sick sinus syndrome. In general, however, the common symptoms are those associated with slow heart rate, such as light-headedness, or dizziness , fatigue and fainting. Patients may also experience confusion, heart palpitations , angina or heart failure.

Many people with sick sinus syndrome have no symptoms, or the symptoms may not seem serious enough for concern. The condition may not be diagnosed until it is in an advanced stage. Typically, the first sign an individual with SSS notices is a consistently slow heart rate or bradycardia. Often, the rate falls to 40 to 50 beats per minute or less before it is noticed.


More information on sick sinus syndrome

What is sick sinus syndrome? - Sick sinus syndrome (Bradycardia-tachycardia syndrome) is a group of abnormal heartbeats (arrhythmias) caused by a malfunction of the sinus node.
What causes sick sinus syndrome? - Sick sinus syndrome is often caused or worsened by medications such as digitalis, calcium channel blockers, beta-blockers, sympatholytic medications.
What're the symptoms of sick sinus syndrome? - Symptoms sick sinus syndrome of are those associated with slow heart rate, such as light-headedness, dizziness, fatigue and fainting.
How is sick sinus syndrome diagnosed? - Diagnosis of sick sinus syndrome begins with a history and physical exam. Electrocardiograms provide a record of the heart's electrical activity.
What's the treatment for sick sinus syndrome? - Patients with sick sinus syndrome should generally receive dual chamber pacing systems to prevent atrial fibrillation.
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