Chapter 14. Carotid Sinus Hypersensitivity

  1. Blair P. Grubb MD1 and
  2. Brian Olshansky MD2
  1. Steve W. Parry MD and
  2. Rose Anne Kenny MD

Published Online: 16 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470994801.ch14

Syncope: Mechanisms and Management, Second Edition

Syncope: Mechanisms and Management, Second Edition

How to Cite

Parry, S. W. and Kenny, R. A. (2005) Carotid Sinus Hypersensitivity, in Syncope: Mechanisms and Management, Second Edition (eds B. P. Grubb and B. Olshansky), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470994801.ch14

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics Director, Cardiac Electrophysiology Section Medical College of Ohio Toledo, OH

  2. 2

    Professor of Medicine Director, Cardiac Electrophysiology University of Iowa Medical Center Iowa City, IA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 NOV 2007
  2. Published Print: 26 MAY 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405122078

Online ISBN: 9780470994801



  • carotid sinus hypersensitivity;
  • cardioinhibitory carotid sinus syndrome;
  • systolic blood pressure;
  • electrocardiogram;
  • carotid sinus massage


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Diagnosis of carotid sinus hypersensitivity

  • Carotid sinus hypersensitivity: pathophysiologic disease entity or age-related epiphenomenon?

  • Pathophysiology of carotid sinus hypersensitivity

  • Clinical characteristics and symptoms associated with carotid sinus hypersensitivity

  • Treatment strategies in carotid sinus hypersensitivity

  • Challenges in carotid sinus hypersensitivity