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Sick sinus syndrome

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sick sinus syndrome

(Science: syndrome) A disorder consisting of abnormalities of supraventricular impulse generation and conduction which produce a wide variety of intermittent rapid and slow supraventricular arrhythmias.

Common symptoms include palpitations, faintness and fainting.

diagnosis is generally by 24 hour cardiac monitoring. A permanent pacemaker is indicated for those who are unresponsive to drug therapy.