Deglutition syncope with coexistent carotid sinus hypersensitivity

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A 63-year-old man had symptomatic deglutition-induced atrioventricular (A-V) block. There was also a coexistent mixed type carotid sinus hypersensitivity presenting as A-V block. No A-V nodal dysfunction was revealed during electrophysiologic studies. The vasodepressor response to carotid massage implies a central vagal hyperresponsiveness, which can also explain the cardioinhibitory responses to swallowing and carotid sinus massage, both possibly unmasked by posterior myocardial infarction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1541-1543
Number of pages3
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1991
Externally publishedYes


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