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Treat Your Sick Sinus Syndrome by Cardiologist in Chanda Nagar!

Posted on: 10 Oct 2022

By: Dr Vinoth Kumar

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Do you know the heart needs electrical signals to function correctly?  

Yes, it’s correct.  

The pacemaker’s function is to produce a heart rate commensurate according to the body’s physiological needs at different times. It works as a natural pacemaker of the heart. And that particular electrical signals are produced and performed from an area on top of the heart known as the Sino-atrial node. And if this natural pacemaker enables it to function appropriately, you can contact a cardiologist in Chanda Nagar   

Due to the malfunctioning of our natural pacemaker, it cannot produce a proper heart rate according to the body’s demand. As a result, people notice different symptoms of the reduced amount of blood in the complete body and numerous other symptoms, showing that the pacemaker cannot perform its primary function, and this condition is known as sick sinus syndrome.

Who Are Prone to This Syndrome?  

Everyone can get this syndrome, but older people are more susceptible to sick sinus syndrome. In addition to this, people with high blood pressure, heart disease, and increased body mass index are more prone to sick sinus syndrome.

Reasons Behind Sick Sinus Syndrome  

Numerous reasons trigger the sick sinus syndrome: in this syndrome, people have these problems either with the generation of the electrical impulse or with the performance of these electrical signals to the rest of the heart. It is an infrequent scenario when a person suffers from both of these issues.  

  • Trauma during a cardiac operation can cause this issue. 
  • Sinus node fibrosis occurs because of some wear & tear and aging.
  • Infiltration conditions when there is the deposition of unwanted protein and calcium within the heart become the reason for this syndrome. Dr. Vinoth Kumar, cardiologist, will assist you effectively if you are suffering from heart-related issues. 
  • A person can have sinus node dysfunction when there is narrowing and blockage in the right coronary artery.
  • Medications and toxins may also become the reason for sinus node dysfunction.
  • Eventually, conditions like hypothyroidism, low oxygen levels, hypothermia, and muscular dystrophies can all contribute to sinus node dysfunction.

Early Detection of Sick Sinus Syndrome  

Early pacemaker dysfunction rarely persists continuously. It frequently comes and goes.   

The patient may have symptoms like blackouts, momentary dizziness, falls, and lightheadedness when he/she has this syndrome. As a result, the heart is not beating efficiently for a long enough period of time. This would be the first diagnosis when an older person complains of having a sudden episode of an unexpected fall or blackout.   

The frequency of pacemaker malfunction increases over time, and the patient may experience additional symptoms. Progress might sometimes take years, but it can also happen quickly in just a few months.   

Sometimes cardiologist in Chanda Nagar pick up a sick natural pacemaker incidentally on a heart monitor or ECG. A long gap of more than 3 seconds and an extremely slow heart rate during waking hours will assist the cardiologists in diagnosing the sick sinus syndrome.

Is it Harmful?  

The answer to this query is yes, it is dangerous for the patients in numerous ways:  

  • As it can occur without a prior warning, it increases the risk of injury when a person suddenly falls.
  • People with sick sinus syndrome also increase the chance of atrial fibrillation or atrial flutter, increasing the risk of stroke. Even after the death of a person because of the pacemaker’s malfunctioning, it is difficult to diagnose it post-mortem.

Treatment of Sick Sinus Syndrome  

The cardiologist advises a pacemaker after a diagnosis has been made because it will act to generate an impulse if the body’s natural pacemaker cannot do so and prevent the heart from slowing down too much.