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What Are Alternative Treatments For Sick Sinus Syndrome
None: There are no dependable alternative treatmens to my knowledge for sick sinus syndrome. However, everyone can benefit from good organic whole food vitamin/mineral supplementation, acid free; toxin free diet; check out my website for details: www.Medacpc.Com. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
If atrial fibrillation with sick sinus syndrome changes from intermittent to continuous, is further treatment needed? Taking Coversyl & Pradaxa now.
Sick sinus syndrome: Sick sinus syndrome is a cardiac conduction disorder where the hearts spontaneous pacemaker, does not send its electrical impulses quick enough to keep the heart beating as fast as your body requires. It results in the heart rate becoming too slow, not getting fast enough during exertion, or waiting too long to spontaneously restart after a fast heart rate. Can be treated with pacemaker. See doc ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Heart rate problem: Sick sinus syndrome is a vague medical term referring to a problem with the heart's sinus rhythm. It can include rhythms that are too fast, too slow, irregular, or all of the above. If symptomatic, it is often treated with a pacemaker. It can be a symptom of aging, or of a deeper problem. Definitely, get it checked out asap. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Syncope and death.: The sinus node is a bundle of heart cells concentrated in the right atrium that normally sets off each heart beat for life. Arteriosclerosis may slowly, or rapidly in a heart attack, destroy these cells and lead to very abnormal, usually very slow, heart rates. If the rate slowed down to perhaps 30's, one may pass out, if worse, one may not wake up. Once the diagnosis is clear, need pacemaker. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Diltiazem can exacerbate the impaired cardiac conduction associated with SSS but it doesn't cause it and the effect rapidly wears off when you stop it. ...Read more
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
Along with my symptoms, if my heart rate never ever goes below about 69 is it unlikely I have sick sinus syndrome?
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