Sick Sinus Syndrome

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Sick Sinus Syndrome


Your sinus node controls the rhythm of the heart.
It sends electrical impulses across the atria to the
ventricles, making the heart contract and pump
blood throughout the body.

Sick sinus syndrome is when the body’s sinus
node doesn’t work properly, causing your body to
have an abnormal heart beat; it either beats too
slow, too fast or a combination of both.


Causes of sick sinus syndrome are heart
surgery, diseases that cause scarring or
damage to the conduction system

Medicines used to treat high blood pressure,
heart disease or anything that affects the

As you age, your heart becomes older and less


Chest pain

Confusion or memory loss

Shortness of breath


Heart Attacks

Light headedness


3 of every 5000 people with

(slow heart beat) have Sick sinus syndrome

1 of every 600 cardiac patients over 60 years
old have sick sinus syndrome


The diagnosis may take long or difficult b/c of
the slow cause of the syndrome

It is likely undetected in earlier stages
because it is shown at its

ECG are used to diagnose this condition


Artificial Pace Maker

AV Node Ablation

Radio Frequency Ablation


Supplemental Oxygen

Cardiac Monitoring

Intravenous Atropine

Intravenous Access

Description of technologies

Artificial Pace Maker

A small battery powered
electronic device that is implanted under the skin. The
pace maker helps stimulate the heart so it can beat

AV Node Ablation It involves applying radiofrequency
energy through the tubes to destroy it’s tissues b/t the
ventricle and atria. This helps because it stops the
heart rate from reaching the ventricles faster.

Radiofrequency ablation

quite similar to AV node but
the difference is the ablation target the tissues that
cause atria fibrillation

Issues/Drawbacks Area of Concerns

Discomfort and pain

Can get affected if exposed to electromagnetic

May get affected with radio frequency

of technologies

Stimulates the pace of your heart , to keep it
beating normally

You can participate in normal activities and
live without always worrying

Reduces the risk of heart attacks/ heart

Very low chance of complications from using