Symptomatic "isolated" carotid sinus hypersensitivity: natural history and results of treatment with anticholinergic drugs or pacemaker.

@article{Sugrue1986SymptomaticC,
  title={Symptomatic "isolated" carotid sinus hypersensitivity: natural history and results of treatment with anticholinergic drugs or pacemaker.},
  author={Declan D. Sugrue and Bernard J. Gersh and D. R. Holmes and Douglas L Wood and Michael J. Osborn and Stephen C. Hammill},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Cardiology},
  year={1986},
  volume={7 1},
  pages={158-62}
}
Because syncope may occur intermittently in patients with carotid sinus hypersensitivity, a knowledge of its natural history is needed as a basis for interpreting the usefulness of therapy. Fifty-six consecutive patients are described (47 men and 9 women; mean age 61 years) with carotid sinus hypersensitivity and syncope in whom 24 hour ambulatory monitoring and intracardiac electrophysiologic study revealed no other cause for the syncope. The mean duration of symptoms was 44 months (range 1 to… CONTINUE READING

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