A Rare Varieties of Diabetic Autonomic Neuropathy: Carotid Sinus Hypersensitivity, Case Report
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Carotid sinus hypersensitivity is a common cause of fainting and falls in older adults and can be diagnosed by carotid sinus massage. We have presented a 67-year-old diabetic male patient who was admitted to our clinic because of hyperglycemia. In thyroid examination, clouding of consciousness occurred with unilateral palpation. Documented 4,8 seconds and undocumented 7 seconds of asystole were detected during the carotid sinus massage. An implantable cardioverter defibrillator was implanted in our patient. Carotid sinus hypersensitivity should be kept in mind in the examination of diabetic patients.
SourceActa Medica Anatolia