What is included in long-term monitoring of 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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Asymptomatic patients with sinus node dysfunction (SND) should be observed for symptoms. In patients with a pacemaker, carry out the following on routine pacemaker interrogations:

  • Monitor leads and battery status

  • Ensure adequate heart rate support at rest, during daily activities, and during exercise

  • Monitor for pacemaker malfunction

  • Ensure minimal right ventricular (RV) pacing.

  • Monitor for atrial fibrillation and atrial flutter events


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