Do Not Do Recommendation
Do not diagnose carotid sinus syncope if carotid sinus massage causes asymptomatic transient bradycardia or hypotension.
Do Not Do Recommendation Details
- Do not diagnose carotid sinus syncope if carotid sinus massage causes asymptomatic transient bradycardia or hypotension.
- diagnosis of carotid sinus syncope
Source guidance details
- Transient loss of consciousness in adults (CG109)
- Published date:
- August 2010
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- Do not routinely use electroencephalogram (EEG) in the investigation of transient loss of consciousness (TLoC).
- For people with a suspected cardiac arrhythmic cause of syncope, offer an ambulatory electrocardiogram (ECG) and do not offer a tilt test as a first-line investigation.
- Do not offer a tilt test to people who have a diagnosis of vasovagal syncope on initial assessment.
- For all people with unexplained syncope (including after negative carotid sinus massage test in those for whom this is appropriate), offer ambulatory electrocardiogram (ECG). Do not offer a tilt test before the ambulatory ECG.