carotid sinus test
ca·rot·id si·nus test
stimulation of one carotid sinus (never both) to produce reflex effects that may slow the heart, reduce the systolic blood pressure or both for diagnostic or, in the case of certain arrhythmias, therapeutic purposes.
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carotid sinus testA manoeuvre of waning use that supports the clinical diagnosis of angina pectoris, in which carotid sinus massage induces bradycardia and amelioration of anginal pain.
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