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Uraguchi, Kensuke Department of Otolaryngology Kochi Health Sciences Center
Kariya, Shin Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences ORCID Kaken ID researchmap
Makihara, Seiichiro Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Kagawa Rosai Hospital
Oka, Aiko Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Kagawa Rosai Hospital
Ueeda, Hiroo Department of Cardiovascular Medicine Kagawa Rosai Hospital
Noda, Yohei Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Swallowing syncope is a rare medical condition. Even though it has been known as a neurally mediated syncope, the definitive mechanism of this condition remains unclear. We show in this study an additional case of swallowing syncope and review the 122 reported cases from the literature. A 47-year-old Japanese man had been suffering from recurrent syncopal attacks, when he fainted immediately after swallowing. Holter electrocardiogram monitoring demonstrated a sinus pause (maximum R-R interval of 3.8 seconds) after he swallowed a noodle quickly. A permanent pacemaker was implanted because the frequency of syncope increased.
Journal of Arrhythmia
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