What is included in patient education about sinus node dysfunction (SND)?

Updated: Nov 30, 2018
  • Author: Bharat K Kantharia, MD, FRCP, FAHA, FACC, FESC, FHRS; Chief Editor: Mikhael F El-Chami, MD  more...
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Given the complex nature of many underlying associated conditions with sinus node dysfunction (SND), especially in the pediatric population, patients and family members need to be duly educated on the relevant issues, such as recognition of sudden cardiac death (SCD) and learning cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) techniques, scheduling and attending pacemaker and intracardiac defibrillator (ICD) follow-ups, etc.

For patient education information, see the Heart Health Center, as well as Heart Rhythm Disorders.


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