Hypersensitive carotid sinus syndrome manifested as cough syncope.

  title={Hypersensitive carotid sinus syndrome manifested as cough syncope.},
  author={T L Wenger and M L Dohrmann and Harold C. Strauss and Mary R Conley and Andrew S. Wechsler and Galen S. Wagner},
  journal={Pacing and clinical electrophysiology : PACE},
  volume={3 3},
We describe a patient with cough syncope who was found to have carotid sinus hypersensitivity with mixed cardioinhibitory and vasodepressor responses. Symptoms were ameliorated by denervation of the more hypersensitive carotid sinus. Spontaneous atypical Wenckebach cycles in this patient were caused by the combined hypersensitive cardioinhibitory and vasodepressor responses. This report stresses the importance of checking blood pressure as well as heart rate in all patients in whom carotid… CONTINUE READING