Carotid sinus syndrome--clinical characteristics in elderly patients.


Carotid sinus massage was carried out on 130 consecutive patients referred for investigation of dizziness, syncope or unexplained falls. Carotid sinus syndrome was diagnosed in 33 for whom no other cause of symptoms was identified. Right-sided hypersensitivity was more frequent than left-sided. Thirty per cent identified a prodrome before syncope and 30… (More)


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