CHADS2 and CHA2DS2-VASc score to assess risk of stroke and death in patients paced for sick sinus syndrome
New insights into pacemaker activity: promoting understanding of sick sinus syndrome
When they told me I had Sick Sinus Syndrome
, I was still allowed to work as a firefighter," he said.
It is worth noting that anti-arrhythmic medications such as digitalis, beta-blockers and calcium antagonists may worsen the bradycardia as the underlying cause of the sick sinus syndrome
Key words: Permanent pacemaker, atrioventricular block, sick sinus syndrome
If the sinus node is damaged or compromised, as it can be, for example, by age-related fibrosis, the result is sick sinus syndrome
(SSS), which can slow the heart rate to the point it causes exercise intolerance, fainting and fatigue.
Her past medial history included hypertension, gastroesophageal reflux disease and sick sinus syndrome
with pacemaker placement.
Reader: I was diagnosed in 1998 with congestive heart failure and also something called sick sinus syndrome
, about which I can find no info at all Can it be fixed with surgery?
Past medical history included nephrectomy in 1996 for cancer of the left kidney and implantation of a universal demand pacemaker (dual chamber pacemaker) for treatment of sick sinus syndrome
Patients were excluded for the following conditions: history of acute myocardial infarction, acute pulmonary edema, sick sinus syndrome
, high-degree atrioventricular block, or stroke.
Pacing for carotid sinus syndrome and sick sinus syndrome