Simply put, Sinus arrhythmia is a heartbeat that is irregular. It’s a type of which causes a heartbeat that is either too fast or slow. It is a natural heartbeat pattern and doesn’t necessarily mean you suffer from a serious heart issue. This condition is often seen in healthy young adults as well as children. It can happen at any age , but is more prevalent among children.
You should not be confused with some potentially serious cardiac arrhythmias such as Heart Block, Supraventricular Tachycardia, and Heart Blocks. If your condition is not good then you must call immediate medical care 911.
Sinus arrhythmia Causes
Drugs, alcohol or caffeine
Thyroid Gland problem
Congenital Heart Disease
Sinus Arrhythmia Symptoms
Those people who have a sinus problem do not experience any cardiovascular symptoms.in fact, you can never feel any kind of symptoms and the condition can never be diagnoses.
If you know how to identify your pulse, you may notice a slight change in your pulse rate as you exhale. The difference may be so small that only one machine can detect the difference.
some symptoms include
Pounding in your Chest
Shortness of breath
Weakness or fatigue
How to Diagnoses?
some tests include arrhythmias
Head-up tilt table test
How to treat?
Treatment totally depends on the type and severity of your arrhythmia. Some people really require treatments and treatment can include making a lifestyle change, medication
In sinus arrhythmia, you probably won’t need treatment. This is considered a common occurrence and does not lead to any other problem. For most people treatment is not necessary.
Drugs are used to treat Arrhythmias?
There are many drugs are available to treat Sinus arrhythmias
Antiarrhythmic drugs. These drugs can help to control heart rate and include beta Blockers.
Antiplatelet Therapy or Anticoagulant. These kinds of drugs can reduce the risk of Blood Clots and stroke. Drugs include aspirin, Warfarin. Pradaxa is a blood thinner drug to prevent stroke and this drug was approved in 2010.
Since everyone is different, it is possible to test several actions and doses to find the one that works best for you.
Lifestyle Changes can help arrhythmias patients?
If you are regularly smoke, you must stop.
Limit your alcohol intake.
If you notice that your arrhythmias occur with certain activities, you should avoid them.
If you are a coffee lover then you must stop using caffeine. There are some people who are very much sensitive to caffeine and may notice more symptoms when using caffeine products.
Sinus arrhythmia ECG
Normal sinus P waves with a constant morphology- albeit with an appearance suggestive of left atrial enlargement
P-R interval is constant
The P-P interval varies widely from 1.04 seconds (Heart rate ~57 bpm) down to 0.60 seconds (Heart rate ~100 bpm), a variability of over 400 ms.
Sinus arrhythmia in Children
Arrhythmia in children include
Long Q-T syndrome
PAC and PVC
Complete Heart broke
Sick sinus syndrome
Causes of Arrhythmias in Childrens
Heart problem that is present at Birth
Abnormal levels of certain chemicals in the Blood
Heart problem that is Inherited
Electrical conduction abnormality
Changes in the Structure of the Heart
Symptoms of arrhythmia in a Child
Low Blood Pressure
Not feeding or eating well
Some possible Complications of arrhythmia in a Child
Complications totally depend on the type of arrhythmia and how serious it is. Some complications in childrens are
Sudden Cardiac Death
Damage to the Brain, Kidney, Liver, Lung, or other organs.