Sensitive Carotid Sinus Incidence
Facts about carotid sinus hypersensitivity:
- Carotid sinus hypersensitivity is rare.
- Fewer than 1 out of 10 people who have fainting spells have this condition.
- Carotid sinus hypersensitivity is much more common in those who are over 60 years old.
- Males are affected more often than females.
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