Sick Sinus Syndrome | Questions to Ask Your Doctor

  • What is the likely cause of my symptoms?
  • What is the best treatment option for me?
  • Will I need a pacemaker? What does that procedure involve?
  • How will my life change after I have a pacemaker?
  • Will I be able to return to my normal levels of activity?
  • Is it safe for me to exercise? What kind of exercise should I do?
  • Does sick sinus syndrome put me at risk for any other health problems?


Diagnosis and Treatment of Sick Sinus Syndrome by V Adan, MD; LA Crown, MD (American Family Physician April 15, 2003,

Written by editorial staff

Reviewed/Updated: 04/14
Created: 10/03