Neurocardiogenic syncope due to recurrent tonsillar carcinoma: successful treatment by dual chamber cardiac pacing with rate hysteresis

Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2002 Jan;25(1):121-2. doi: 10.1046/j.1460-9592.2002.00121.x.


A patient with recurrent tonsillar carcinoma in his neck presented with cardioinhibitory neurocardiogenic syncope. Ventricular demand pacing was ineffective in preventing recurrent symptoms. The pacemaker was upgraded to a dual chamber device with hysteresis that eliminated further syncopal episodes.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Cardiac Pacing, Artificial*
  • Fatal Outcome
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Neoplasm Recurrence, Local
  • Syncope, Vasovagal / etiology*
  • Syncope, Vasovagal / therapy*
  • Tonsillar Neoplasms / complications*
  • Tonsillar Neoplasms / pathology