Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Sinus Node Dysfunction Evaluation

The evaluation of sick sinus syndrome begins with a history and physical exam.

Physical findings in someone with sick sinus syndrome may include:

Tests are necessary to make the diagnosis of sick sinus syndrome.

Tests that may be used to evaluate sick sinus syndrome include:

Less commonly performed tests that may be used to evaluate sick sinus syndrome include:

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Last Updated: Jan 4, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Sinus Node Dysfunction References
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