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Deglutition syncope associated with carotid sinus hypersensitivity.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9309758     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 78-year-old patient complained of syncope, near syncope, and dizziness when eating; complete atrioventricular block, with ventricular asystole for 3.6 seconds, was recorded on continuous electrocardiographic monitoring. Left and right carotid sinus massage produces sinus arrest and ventricular asystole lasting 6.4 and 4.8 seconds, respectively. These phenomena were prevented by atropine administration. The symptoms were completely relieved by permanent pacing, but the patient died 6 months later because of large cell undifferentiated carcinoma of the lower third of the esophagus.
D Antonelli; T Rosenfeld
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pacing and clinical electrophysiology : PACE     Volume:  20     ISSN:  0147-8389     ISO Abbreviation:  Pacing Clin Electrophysiol     Publication Date:  1997 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-11-06     Completed Date:  1997-11-06     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7803944     Medline TA:  Pacing Clin Electrophysiol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  2282-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiology, Central Emek Hospital, Afula, Israel.
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MeSH Terms
Carotid Sinus / physiopathology*
Esophageal Neoplasms / complications
Heart Arrest / etiology*
Heart Block / etiology*
Syncope / etiology*

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