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Ventricular fibrillation induced by carotid sinus massage without preceding bradycardia.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16216770     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Carotid sinus massage is widely used to detect carotid sinus hypersensitivity in patients presenting with syncope. Although generally safe, the risks associated with the procedure may not be fully appreciated by either the patient or the attending medical staff. We present the case of a patient who developed ventricular fibrillation during carotid sinus massage, not explained by preceding bradycardia or concomitant predisposing heart disease, and which highlights the need for ready availability of resuscitation equipment during this procedure.
Authors:
Sasalu Marulasiddappa Deepak; Nicholas P Jenkins; Neil C Davidson; David H Bennett; Shukri S Mushahwar
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2005-09-08
Journal Detail:
Title:  Europace : European pacing, arrhythmias, and cardiac electrophysiology : journal of the working groups on cardiac pacing, arrhythmias, and cardiac cellular electrophysiology of the European Society of Cardiology     Volume:  7     ISSN:  1099-5129     ISO Abbreviation:  Europace     Publication Date:  2005 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-10-11     Completed Date:  2006-02-14     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100883649     Medline TA:  Europace     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  638-40     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
University Department of Cardiology, Regional Cardiac Centre, Wythenshawe Hospital, Manchester, UK. drdeepaksm@yahoo.co.uk
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Aged
Carotid Sinus* / physiopathology
Electrocardiography
Humans
Male
Massage / adverse effects*
Ventricular Fibrillation / etiology*,  physiopathology

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