Hypersensitive carotid sinus syndrome manifested as cough syncope.


Journal Article

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 sinus syndrome is suspected.

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Cited Authors

  • Wenger, TL; Dohrmann, ML; Strauss, HC; Conley, MJ; Wechsler, AS; Wagner, GS

Published Date

  • May 1, 1980

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 3 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 332 - 339

PubMed ID

  • 6160527

Pubmed Central ID

  • 6160527

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1540-8159

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0147-8389

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1111/j.1540-8159.1980.tb05240.x


  • eng