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Carotid sinus syndrome masquerading as treatment resistant epilepsy

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Steve Parry, Professor Rose Anne Kenny


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A 65 year old woman had a 12 year history of frequent, recurrent seizure-like episodes labelled as treatment resistant epilepsy after neurological evaluation and follow up and treatment with multiple antiepileptic medications. Carotid sinus massage provoked 5.6 seconds asystole with symptom reproduction, and she has remained symptom-free after permanent pacemaker implantation for her carotid sinus syndrome and withdrawal of anti-epileptic medications.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Kenny RA; Parry SW

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Postgraduate Medical Journal

Year: 2000

Volume: 76

Issue: 900

Pages: 656-657

Print publication date: 01/01/2000

ISSN (print): 0032-5473

ISSN (electronic): 0370-0593

Publisher: BMJ Publishing Group Ltd


DOI: 10.1136/pmj.76.900.656

PubMed id: 11009584


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