Syncope pp 267-277 | Cite as

How to: Carotid Sinus Massage

  • Michele Brignole
  • David G. Benditt


Carotid sinus massage (CSM) is a clinical procedure used to identify patients with hypersensitive carotid sinus physiology and potentially disclose carotid sinus syndrome in patients with syncope. For the clinical value, indications, and interpretation of CSM responses, please also see Chapters 7 and 11.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Dipartimento di Cardiologia, Centro AritmologicoOspedali del TigullioLavagnaItaly
  2. 2.Cardiac Arrhythmia CenterMedical School, University of MinnesotaMinneapolisUSA

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