Carotid Sinus Syndrome Evaluation
The evaluation of carotid sinus hypersensitivity begins with a medical history and physical examination.
Physical findings in someone with carotid sinus hypersensitivity may include:
The symptoms may be reproduced by a doctor by carefully massaging the carotid sinus in the neck while performing an electrocardiogram. The test is positive if the maneuver stops the heart for at least 3 seconds, or drops the blood pressure by 50 mm of Hg without a decrease in heart rate.
Testing is necessary to confirm the diagnosis of carotid sinus hypersensitivity.
Tests that may be used to evaluate carotid sinus hypersensitivity include:
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