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Value of pre-operative carotid sinus massage.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3618997     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The usefulness of carotid sinus massage in pre-operative assessment is discussed with case examples. The technique and risks of carotid sinus massage are described. Carotid sinus massage is of particular value in the demonstration of sino-atrial and atrioventricular node disease in the absence of definitive abnormalities on the routine resting electrocardiogram, and in the identification of patients who show a hypersensitive response to vagal stimulation. These patients should be identified prior to procedures that involve marked vagal activity, since prolonged sinus arrest may occur.
I McConachie
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Anaesthesia     Volume:  42     ISSN:  0003-2409     ISO Abbreviation:  Anaesthesia     Publication Date:  1987 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-09-23     Completed Date:  1987-09-23     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370524     Medline TA:  Anaesthesia     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  636-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Arrhythmias, Cardiac / diagnosis
Carotid Sinus*
Preoperative Care
Sick Sinus Syndrome / diagnosis*

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