Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Sensitive Carotid Sinus Home Care

Home care for carotid sinus hypersensitivity may include:

  • Avoid constricting the carotid arteries:
    • Avoid rubbing the front of your neck.
    • Avoid tight collars.
  • Avoid stimulants:
  • Take prescribed medications as directed:
    • Don't skip doses of your medication. This makes them less effective.
    • Be aware of the common side effects that may be caused by your medication.

Sensitive Carotid Sinus Warning Signs

Notify your doctor if you have carotid sinus hypersensitivity and any of the following:

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Last Updated: Dec 13, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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