ARTHUR J. DRAPER, M.D.
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Of interest for years as a readily demonstrable etiologic factor in certain cases of syncopal or convulsive attacks, the cardioinhibitory carotid sinus syndrome has itself fallen under suspicion as a manifestation of myocardial disease. This report concerns 11 unselected patients seen by the author within the past year and a half whose presenting complaint was fainting or giddiness and whose symptoms were reproduced by mechanical stimulation of the carotid sinus. A review of the literature, pertinent if not exhaustive, will be attempted before presentation of the cases.
Clinical differentiation of carotid sinus hypersensitivity as a cause of syncope was
DRAPER AJ. THE CARDIOINHIBITORY CAROTID SINUS SYNDROME1. Ann Intern Med. ;32:700–716. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-32-4-700
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1950;32(4):700-716.
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