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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]; Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Sahar Memar Montazerin, M.D.[2]

Overview

Patients with sick sinus syndrome usually appear normal. Physical examination of patients with sick sinus syndrome is usually remarkable for bradycardia, tachycardia, and signs of the organ hypoperfusion.

Physical Examination

Appearance of the Patient

  • Patients with sick sinus syndrome usually appear normal.

Vital Signs

Skin

  • Skin examination of patients with sick sinus syndrome is usually normal.

HEENT

  • HEENT examination of patients with sick sinus syndrome is usually normal.

Neck

  • Neck examination of patients with sick sinus syndrome is usually normal.

Lungs

Heart

Abdomen

Back

  • Back examination of patients with sick sinus syndrome is usually normal.

Genitourinary

  • Genitourinary examination of patients with sick sinus syndrome is usually normal.

Neuromuscular

Extremities

  • Extremities examination of patients with sick sinus syndrome is usually normal.

References

  1. Scarpa WJ (1976). "The sick sinus syndrome". Am Heart J. 92 (5): 648–60. PMID 185894.
  2. Rubenstein, Joel J.; Schulman, Charles L.; Yurchak, Peter M.; Desanctis, Roman W. (1972). "Clinical Spectrum of the Sick Sinus Syndrome". Circulation. 46 (1): 5–13. doi:10.1161/01.CIR.46.1.5. ISSN 0009-7322.



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