Carotid sinus syncope treated by pacing. Analysis of persistent symptoms and role of atrioventricular sequential pacing.

@article{Morley1982CarotidSS,
  title={Carotid sinus syncope treated by pacing. Analysis of persistent symptoms and role of atrioventricular sequential pacing.},
  author={Charlotte Morley and E J Perrins and Paul Grant and Shiu L Chan and D J McBrien and Richard Sutton},
  journal={British heart journal},
  year={1982},
  volume={47 5},
  pages={411-8}
}
Seventy patients have been paced for carotid sinus syndrome over four years. Twelve patients had persistent symptoms despite adequate ventricular pacing. Patients with persistent symptoms were found to have a significant vasodepressor response, a significant hypotensive response to ventricular pacing (pacemaker effect), and a severe hypotensive response to carotid sinus massage with introduction of ventricular pacing, which reproduced symptoms in all patients. A group of 14 asymptomatic paced… CONTINUE READING