Carotid sinus syndrome and cardiovagal regulation in elderly patients with suspected syncope-related falls

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Background: Falls and syncope in the elderly may be caused by hypersensitivity in the high-pressure baroreflex control carotid sinus syndrome (CSS). The pathophysiological process causing CSS remains poorly understood. Methods: We studied the hemodynamic response to carotid sinus massage (CSM) and compared this to other measurements of autonomic… (More)

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