What is the role of carotid sinus massage in the evaluation of syncope?

Updated: Jan 13, 2017
  • Author: Rumm Morag, MD, FACEP; Chief Editor: Erik D Schraga, MD  more...
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Answer

Carotid sinus massage has been used with some success to diagnose carotid sinus syncope but can prompt prolonged sinus pauses and hypotension.


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