Medicine (Baltimore) 2018 Sep;97(37):e12335
Department of Neurology Department of Cardiology Department of Nuclear Medicine, West China Hospital of Sichuan University, Chengdu, Sichuan Province, P.R. China Duke-Nus Graduate Medical School, Singapore, Singapore.
Rationale: Carotid sinus hypersensitivity (CSH) is traditionally classified into 3 subgroups: cardioinhibitory, vasodepressor, and mixed subtypes. However, the underlying mechanism of CSH in head and neck cancer is controversial. Several pathological mechanisms of CSH have been proposed: atherosclerotic noncompliance, sternocleidomastoid proprioceptive denervation, and generalized autonomic dysfunction. Read More