Effects of long-term vasodilator therapy in patients with carotid sinus hypersensitivity.

@article{Brignole1998EffectsOL,
  title={Effects of long-term vasodilator therapy in patients with carotid sinus hypersensitivity.},
  author={Michele Brignole and Carlo Menozzi and Germano Gaggioli and Giacomo Musso and Giovanni Foglia-Manzillo and Giosu{\`e} Mascioli and G Fradella and Nicola Bottoni and R Mureddu},
  journal={American heart journal},
  year={1998},
  volume={136 2},
  pages={264-8}
}
BACKGROUND In patients affected by carotid sinus hypersensitivity, long-term vasodilator therapy might increase the risk of syncopal episodes by reducing systolic blood pressure and venous return to the heart. METHODS AND RESULTS Thirty-two patients (mean age 73 +/- 9 years; 20 men) who met all the following criteria were included: (1) one or more episodes of syncope occurring during long-term (>6 months) treatment with angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors, long-acting nitrates, calcium… CONTINUE READING
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