Sick Sinus Syndrome

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Sick Sinus Syndrome

Description


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


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
heart.


As you age, your heart becomes older and less
efficient




symtoms


Chest pain


Confusion or memory loss


Shortness of breath


Strokes


Heart Attacks


Light headedness


Statistics



3 of every 5000 people with
bradycardia

(slow heart beat) have Sick sinus syndrome



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




DiagnosisDiagnosis



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
orgins



ECG are used to diagnose this condition


Treatment



Artificial Pace Maker



AV Node Ablation



Radio Frequency Ablation



Medication



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
properly.


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
fields


May get affected with radio frequency


Advantages
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
failures


Very low chance of complications from using
technologies