Sick Sinus Syndrome
Definition: Sick sinus syndrome — also known as sinus node disease or sinus node dysfunction — is the name for a group of heart rhythm problems (arrhythmias) in which the sinus node — the heart's natural pacemaker — doesn't work properly. The sinus node is an area of specialized cells in the upper right chamber of the heart that controls the rhythm of your heart. Normally, the sinus node produces a steady pace of regular electrical impulses. In sick sinus syndrome, these signals are abnormally paced.
Patients with sick sinus syndrome feels slower than normal pulse (bradycardia) , Fatigue , Dizziness or lightheadedness , Fainting or near fainting , Shortness of breath Chest pains , A sensation of rapid, fluttering heartbeats (palpitations)
Out of the estimated population 6,855,1252 Right Diagnosis conducted a survey and concludes that the extrapolated incidence of Sick sinus syndrome patients was found to be 363,321 during the year 2014