Sick Sinus Syndrome SSS Symptoms Causes Diagnosis with Treatment

Arrhythmia Sick Sinus Syndrome

Several electrocardiographical abnormalities caused by a malfunction of the sinoatrial node of the heart, in which there are episodes of tachycardia alternating with episodes of heart block or severely decreased heart rate, often with loss of consciousness

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Arrhythmia Sick Sinus Syndrome

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First degree sino atrial exit block

  • This cannot be recognized on ECG.


Second degree SA block

  • There are intermittently absent P waves.


Third degree or complete SA block

  • There is no atrial activity and another pacekmaker takes over.
  • Sinus pauses of more than three seconds are abnormal.
  • Sinus pauses of more than five seconds require a pacemaker.
  • Maneuvers which slow the sinus rate are carotid sinus massage and Valsalva maneuver.


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