Collective term used to describe dysfunction in the sinus node's automaticity and impulse generation
Caused by progressive degeneration of the intrinsic functions of the sin...
Advanced life support transport
Atropine if bradycardic and hemodynamically unstable
Transcutaneous pacing for unstable patients
Symptomatic: CHF, syncope, chest pain, dizziness
Persistent bradyarrhythmia or tachydysrhythmia
Advanced age; >60 yr
Patients should be admitted to a te...
Patients who are asymptomatic on ED arrival may have normal EKGs. Consider obtaining a rhythm strip or Holter monitor if clinical suspicion remains high.
Use of any nodal agents (BB...
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36083008 Sick sinus syndrome (disorder)
233913007 Familial sick sinus syndrome (disorder)
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