Carotid sinus hypersensitivity associated with focal alpha-synucleinopathy of the autonomic nervous system.

@article{Polvikoski2006CarotidSH,
  title={Carotid sinus hypersensitivity associated with focal alpha-synucleinopathy of the autonomic nervous system.},
  author={Tuomo M. Polvikoski and Raj N Kalaria and Richard Perry and Veronica M. Miller and Rose Anne M Kenny},
  journal={Journal of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry},
  year={2006},
  volume={77 9},
  pages={1064-6}
}
A case of an 82-year-old woman who experienced repeated falls is described. She exhibited a cardioinhibitory carotid sinus hypersensitivity after right carotid sinus massage (CSM), but without evidence of orthostatic hypotension. After a pacemaker was implanted, she did not experience any falls, dizziness or syncope. Her balance eventually deteriorated, but she remained cognitively intact and died from lung cancer at the age of 89 years. Neuropathological examination showed only age-related… CONTINUE READING

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