carotid

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carotid

either one of the two principal arteries that supply blood to the head and neck
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The diagnostic criteria for heart rate and blood pressure responses in carotid sinus syndrome are appropriate for surpine carotid sinus massage in elderly subjects.
Carotid sinus syndrome is an underdiagnosed cause of dizziness and syncope particularly in elderly patients.
Diagnoses: The most frequent diagnoses were carotid sinus syndrome in 45%, orthostatic hypotension in 32% and arrhythmia in 21%.
Final diagnoses after integrated investigation programme Diagnosis n % Carotid sinus syndrome 29 45 Orthostatic hypotension 21 32 Vasodepressor syndrome 7 11 Cardiac arrhythmia 14 21 Epilepsy 6 9 Cerebrovascular 4 6 Unexplained 5 8 Cough syncope 1 2 Benign positional vertigo 5 8 Drop attack 1 2 Conversion reaction 1 2