Atypical Cough Syncope
TUSSIVE or cough syncope is an uncommon but easily recognized syndrome. The typical case is benign and does not require extensive evaluation. We report an atypical case of cough syncope that was associated with marked stenoses of both common carotid arteries and that improved with surgery. We review the literature, with particular attention to cases with correctable lesions.
Report of a Case
A 51-year-old man complained of six months of cough syncope. During spontaneous and prolonged...