Disease Information for Sick sinus syndrome

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Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Bradycardia of about 30 beats/min
Cardiac Symptoms/Signs
Episodic pulmonary edema
Fast Constant Heart Rate 150-170
Heart 'spells'
Palpitations/Skipped beats
Presyncope
Slow pulse/Bradycardia
Tachycardia/Fast heart rate
Drop attacks
Collapse/Prostration
Episodic symptoms/events
Spells/Episodes of weakness
Disease Progression
Course/Attacks Episodic Spells
Course/Chronic disorder
Course/Chronic only
Course/Paroxysmal
Demographics & Risk Factors
Established Disease Population
Patient/Angina
Patient/Arteriosclerotic heart disease
Patient/Atrial fibrillation
Patient/Atrial fibrillation poor rate control
Population Group
Aged Adult
Sex & Age Groups
Population/Adult Aged Only
Population/Adult/all
Population/Elderly Aged
Population/Seventies Adult
Population/Sixties-adult
Diagnostic Test Results
Electrodiagnosis
Electrophysiologic/cardiac conduction study abnormal
EKG (ECG)
EKG/Prolonged PR Interval (ECG)
EKG/AV Nodal Block/Complete
EKG/Conduction defect findings (ECG)
EKG/Sinus bradycardia (ECG)
EKG/Sinus pause (ECG)
EKG/Sinus tachycardia (ECG)
EKG/Changes/abnormalities (ECG)
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Associated Disease & Complications
Arterial Occlusion
Atrial fibrillation
Atrial flutter
AV node lesion/infiltrate
Brady-arrhythmia
Bradyarrhythmias
Cardiac conduction defects
Cardiogenic syncope
Cerebral embolism
Death/Unanticipated
Embolism
Embolism, systemic/arterial
Heart block, complete
Heart block, Mobitz type II
Paroxysmal atrial fibrillation
Paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia
Renal embolism
Sick sinus syndrome
Sinus bradycardia
Sinus tachycardia
Stokes-Adams attacks
Supraventricular tachycardia
Syncope/Fainting
Wenckebach/Mobitz I heart block
Cardiac death, sudden
Cardioembolism
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Class
CLASS/Cardiovascular (category)
CLASS/Heart disorder (ex)
Pathophysiology
Pathophysiology/Gene locus 4q25-q27
Pathophysiology/Gene locus Chromosome 5
Pathophysiology/Gene Locus Identified/OMIM database
Pathophysiology/Gene locus/Chromosome 4
Pathophysiology/Genomic indentifiers (polymorphism/snip/mutations)
Pathophysiology/Arterial Occlusion
Pathophysiology/Cardiac embolic source
Process
PROCESS/Use/Age/atrophic disorder (category)
PROCESS/Vegetative-Autonomic/Endocrine (category)
Synonyms
Synonym
Sick sinus syndrome, Sick sinus syndrome (disorder), Sick Sinus Syndromes, Sinus Syndrome Sick, Sinus Syndromes Sick, Syndrome Sick Sinus, Syndromes Sick Sinus, Synonym/Bradycardia-tachycardia syndrome, Synonym/Inadequate sinus mechanism, Synonym/Sinatrial syncope syndrome
Treatment
Drug Therapy - Contraindication
RX/Adenosine (Adenocard)
RX/Verapamil (Calan)
Drug Therapy - Indication
SX/Pacemaker insertion
Definition

Dysfunction of the sinoatrial node manifested by persistent sinus bradycardia, sinus arrest, sinoatrial exit block, chronic atrial fibrillation and inability of the heart to resume sinus rhythm following cardioversion for atrial fibrillation.

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