Carotid sinus hypersensitivity in asymptomatic older persons: implications for diagnosis of syncope and falls.

@article{Kerr2006CarotidSH,
  title={Carotid sinus hypersensitivity in asymptomatic older persons: implications for diagnosis of syncope and falls.},
  author={Simon R. J. Kerr and Mark Stephen Pearce and Carol Brayne and Richard J Davis and Rose Anne M Kenny},
  journal={Archives of internal medicine},
  year={2006},
  volume={166 5},
  pages={515-20}
}
BACKGROUND Carotid sinus hypersensitivity is the most commonly reported cause of falls and syncope in older persons. Recent guidelines recommend 5 to 10 seconds of carotid sinus massage in supine and upright positions with beat-to-beat monitoring. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of carotid sinus hypersensitivity in (1) an unselected community sample of older people and (2) a subsample with no history of syncope, dizziness, or falls using recently standardized diagnostic… CONTINUE READING

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