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A 23-year-old male asked:

Can sick sinus syndrome cause ventricle dilatation?

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Dr. Warren Foster
Cardiac Electrophysiology 20 years experience
SSS: The specific causes of sick sinus syndrome (SSS) actually vary. Some conditions will cause SSS and a dilated ventricle and/or progress to heart failure. In that case, the slow heart rate would be contributed to the underlying condition, rather than the SSS. See a cardiologist for full evaluation, discussion of treatments, and help with long-term planning.

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A 32-year-old member asked:

How is sick sinus syndrome treated?

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Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 19 years experience
Pacemaker if severe: Sometimes medications can help, but problems often progress to a point where a pacemaker is needed.
A 32-year-old member asked:

How do you diagnose sick sinus syndrome?

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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
EKG/event monitor: Sick sinus requires a good, thorough history, physical exam, and cardiac electrical and functional diagnostic studies.

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