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Carotid sinus syndrome.
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PMID:  23217692     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Carotid sinus hypersensitivity was first reported more than 200 years ago. Nevertheless, a complete understanding of this relatively common clinical finding in older patients has proven elusive. There is evidence to support an association between symptoms, particularly syncope, and a hypersensitive response to carotid sinus massage. However, the clinical implication of a high prevalence in asymptomatic healthy older persons is not known. A central degenerative process likely underlies the pathophysiology, but this is as yet unproven. Although selected patients have had symptom improvement with treatment, particularly permanent pacing, there is a dearth of randomized controlled trial data to guide management.
Colette Seifer
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cardiology clinics     Volume:  31     ISSN:  1558-2264     ISO Abbreviation:  Cardiol Clin     Publication Date:  2013 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-12-10     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8300331     Medline TA:  Cardiol Clin     Country:  Netherlands    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  111-21     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Arrhythmia Service, Section of Cardiology, St. Boniface Hospital, The University of Manitoba, Y3006, 401 Tache Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2H 2A6, Canada. Electronic address:
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