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Sick Sinus Syndrome In Heart Disease

Author : Ronaldo Santagize

Any irregularity in your heart's natural rhythm is known as an arrhythmia. Almost everyone's heart skips a beat now and again, and these mild palpitations are commonly harmless.

Electrical impulses from the heart muscle (the myocardium) cause the heart to beat (contract). This electrical signal begins in the Sinoatrial Node, also known as the SA node or the sinus node. The SA node is situated at the top of the heart's upper-right chamber (the best atrium). The SA node is often referred to as the heart's "natural pacemaker." When an electrical impulse is released from the SA node, it causes the heart's upper chambers to contract.
Sick sinus syndrome is often a sort of arrhythmia. These are a group of signs and symptoms that tells doctors the SA node is not working properly. The SA node often sends electrical impulses at a specific rate, but if the SA node is not working properly, the heart could beat too fast, too slow, or both.

Sick sinus syndrome typically develops slowly over a lot of years, as well as the causes aren't generally known. It occurs a lot more typically in people today over fifty, and young children could develop the condition following having open heart surgery.

Many individuals with sick sinus syndrome do not have symptoms. Or they do not feel their symptoms are severe enough for them to see a doctor. Some signs and symptoms of sick sinus syndrome are fainting, being dizzy, confusion that comes and goes, feeling the hear has skipped a beat (palpitations), chest pain, angina, fatigue, shortness of breathe aching muscles.

Sick sinus syndrome may be tough to diagnose as the patient may not have lots of of the symptoms. The doctor will take a medical history, ask about symptoms, and listen to the heart having a stethoscope. With the stethoscope, the physician could be able to hear an irregular heartbeat, which may be a sign of sick sinus syndrome.

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