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Can sick sinus syndrome cause ventricle dilatation?

Can sick sinus syndrome cause ventricle dilatation?

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. ...Read more

Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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Sinus (Definition)

In anatomy, a sinus is a cavity within a bone or other tissue. Most commonly found in the bones of the face and connecting with the nasal cavities. Sinus (anatomy), description of the general term paranasal sinuses, air cavities in the cranial bones, especially those near the nose, including: the maxillary sinuses, also called the maxillary antra and the largest of the ...Read more


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Frontal & maxillary pressure, headache, tired eyes,scratchy throat, and post nasal drip. Lymph node size of pea under R jaw. Can this cause node swell?

Frontal & maxillary pressure, headache, tired eyes,scratchy throat, and post nasal drip. Lymph node size of pea under R jaw. Can this cause node swell?

Probably : It sounds like you have inflammation in your sinuses and nasal passages. Perhaps allergies or possibly infection. Either could cause a prominent lymph node. I would recommend stomatic treatment with a non sedating antihistamine and a nasal steroid. Both are available over the counter. Ask your pharmacist. If symptoms persist for more than 2 weeks or worsen see your doctor. ...Read more

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4 courses abx 4 sinus inf: 1 yr. neg sinus CT in feb. Frequent nasal congestion/facial pain. Sprays/decong cause nosebleeds. Sinus surgery an option,?

4 courses abx 4 sinus inf: 1 yr. neg sinus CT in feb. Frequent nasal congestion/facial pain. Sprays/decong cause nosebleeds. Sinus surgery an option,?

Not an option: Recurrent sinusitis is common, mostly viral in origin and not an indication for surgery. Antibiotics won't help. CT scans are abnormal in 90% of patients with true chronic sinusitis. Evidence suggests that nasal lavage can help reduce symptoms of acute sinusitis. Consult with your physician to see if an allergy to dust mites, pollen or other allergy is contributing to your symptoms. ...Read more

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What is a sinus tachycardia w/ artifact and what is sinus tachycardia with PVC?

What is a sinus tachycardia w/ artifact and what is sinus tachycardia with PVC?

See below: Sinus tachy with artifact is a normal but fast rhythm (>100) with externally caused variations in the appearance of the tracing caused by body movement, poor electrode contact or external electrical interference. Sin. tachycardia with PVC is normal but fast rhythm (rhythm >100), & a premature ventricular contraction (PVC), which is an abnormal early heart beat originating in one of the ventricles. ...Read more

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Can untreated ear infection/tooth abcess/sinus infection/gum disease cause lymph nodes in left supraclavicular? Any possibility?

Can untreated ear infection/tooth abcess/sinus infection/gum disease cause lymph nodes in left supraclavicular? Any possibility?

Yes: Yes, the bacteria are activating your immune system and the lymph nodes swell when they increase production of white blood cells to fight the infection. Please get the infection taken care of. ...Read more

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What's the difference between a maxillary sinus cysts (2.5 cm) and a possible (2.5cm) sinus polyp?

What's the difference between a maxillary sinus cysts (2.5 cm) and a possible (2.5cm) sinus polyp?

The difference is: A "maxillary cyst" likely refers to a maxillary retention cyst arising. Domeshape, from the floor of the maxillary sinus. Benign, asymptomatic, usually self limited, requiring not treatment. A "sinus polyp" is likely related to nasal polyps. Usually the "sinus polyp" is accompanied by other polyps of the nose or ethmoid sinuses. Nasal polyps include nasal congestion, sinusitis, decreased smell. ...Read more

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Could sinus infections cause an inflamed lymph node in upper gum area?

Could sinus infections cause an inflamed lymph node in upper gum area?

Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well. ...Read more

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Is preauricular sinus surgery dangerous ?

Is preauricular sinus surgery dangerous ?

Preauricular Sinus: By "preauricular sinus", i presume that means you have a small hole or pit in front of your ear with a draining opening or a swelling around the opening. This is not a dangerous condition, but can be associated with occasional swelling, drainge, and occasionally, infection. The surgery to remove the sinus is usually very simple, depending upon how long the sinus tract is. See an ENT doctor. ...Read more

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Is sinus arrhythmia serious disease?

Is sinus arrhythmia serious disease?

No: Sinus arrhythmia is a normal variation in the heart rate with the breathing cycle. It is not a disease. It is normal. ...Read more

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Recent sinus infection. Ct scan shows swollen lymph node on right side of neck. Could these be related?

Yes: Yes any type of upper respiratory infection can lead to swollen lymph nodes in the neck. If the lymph node is over 1.5 cm then should see an ENT specialist to get it checked. ...Read more

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15 yo. Syncope & pots syndrome.Mild ^ aortic artery and mild ^ left ventricle low sa node. What is low sa node? Would anatomy cause the diagnoses

15 yo. Syncope & pots syndrome.Mild ^ aortic artery and mild ^ left ventricle low sa node. What is low sa node? Would  anatomy cause the diagnoses

POTs: Pots is a syndrome where there is an exaggerated heart rate response to changes in blood pressure. When the heart rate goes too high, certain reflexes kick in and can then cause low blood pressure and fainting. This condition is typically not caused by an anatomical problem but rather a physiological one. ...Read more

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What is right mandibular sinus disease?

Don't know...: The mandible is the jaw, and there is no sinus in the jaw. Are you sure you don't mean right maxillary sinus disease? If so, that means the sinus (air-filled space) beneath your cheek bone above your upper teeth. As far as the 'disease' part, the most common thing is inflammation, or sinusitis, which can cause stuffy nose, pain/pressure feeling, +/- infection. Ask your md for clarification. ...Read more