Sinus node dysfunction

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What is sinus node dysfunction?

Sinus node dysfunction, also called sick sinus syndrome, is a group of abnormal heart rhythms caused by a malfunction of the heart's pacemaker, the sinus node. Arrhythmias include sinus bradycardia, bradycardia-tachycardia syndrome, sinus pause and and sinoatrial (SA) block.

Common symptoms reported by people with sinus node dysfunction

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with sinus node dysfunction

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Medtronics pacemaker)
Type
Equipment
How many have tried
5
Tried for
sinus node dysfunction (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
depressed mood (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Subutex)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Voltaren Gel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Hysingla ER)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Talk therapy)
Type
Psychotherapy
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Metoprolol Tartrate)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
sinus node dysfunction (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)

Data from patients with sinus node dysfunction, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with sinus node dysfunction

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Medtronics pacemaker)
Perceived effectiveness
for sinus node dysfunction (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Hospitalization pain
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
sinus node dysfunction (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
depressed mood (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Subutex)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
dizziness pelvic pain 2 more
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Voltaren Gel)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
upset stomach
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Hysingla ER)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Talk therapy)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Metoprolol Tartrate)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
sinus node dysfunction (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with sinus node dysfunction, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has sinus node dysfunction on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 4
30s 8
40s 7
50s 14
60s 16
70+ 6
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 2
20-29 years 7
30-39 years 2
40-49 years 9
50-59 years 4
60-69 years 1
70+ years 2

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 11
Female 44

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 38
Not Diagnosed 0

These charts show data from sinus node dysfunction patients who have completed their condition history
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