Swallow syncope.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Swallowing is considered a rare cause of syncope. The five patients described in this report had a spectrum of gastrointestinal tract or cardiovascular disease. For each patient there was a clear association between swallowing and the onset of syncope. Prompt diagnosis of this potentially lethal condition is essential, and electrocardiographic monitoring during swallowing is advisable in all cases in which syncope is suspected.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Armstrong, PW; McMillan, DG; Simon, JB

Published Date

  • June 1, 1985

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 132 / 11

Start / End Page

  • 1281 - 1284

PubMed ID

  • 3995448

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC1346334

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0008-4409


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Canada