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What are alternative treatments for sick sinus syndrome?

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 more

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Dr. Zahid Niazi
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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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If atrial fibrillation with sick sinus syndrome changes from intermittent to continuous, is further treatment needed? Taking Coversyl & Pradaxa now.

If atrial fibrillation with sick sinus syndrome changes from intermittent to continuous, is further treatment needed? Taking Coversyl & Pradaxa now.

AF: This discussion should be with your doctor who knows you and your entire situation. In general if maintaining sinus rhythm is no longer realistic, we still need to continue rate control and usually anticoagulation. These treatments however need to be patient specific. ...Read more

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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

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How do you diagnose sick sinus syndrome?

How do you diagnose sick sinus syndrome?

EKG/event monitor: Sick sinus requires a good, thorough history, physical exam, and cardiac electrical and functional diagnostic studies. ...Read more

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What are the possible complications of sick sinus syndrome ?

What are the possible complications of sick sinus syndrome ?

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 more

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Can sick sinus syndrome be CAUSED by a years use of diltiazem on and off.. and prolonged stress?

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

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I have "sick sinus syndrome", and a couple of days ago I developed acute bronchitis. Wondering if I should travel/fly in < 2 days?

I have "sick sinus syndrome", and a couple of days ago I developed acute bronchitis. Wondering if I should travel/fly in < 2 days?

Sounds safe: You'll be able to travel with acute bronchitis. Transmission rates are highest the day before and the first day that people are sick with acute infection, so even though you will still be coughing, you can assure people that the doctor said you weren't contagious. ...Read more