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Case Reports in Cardiology
Volume 2017, Article ID 2145678, 3 pages
Case Report

Deglutition Syncope: Two Case Reports Attributed to Vagal Hyperactivity

Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN, USA

Correspondence should be addressed to Sukhdeep Bhogal; ude.uste@lagohb

Received 20 April 2017; Accepted 22 August 2017; Published 25 October 2017

Academic Editor: Manabu Shirotani

Copyright © 2017 Sukhdeep Bhogal et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Deglutition syncope is a relatively rare cause of syncope that belongs to the category of neurally mediated reflex syncopal syndromes. The phenomenon is related to vagal reflex in context to deglutition causing atrioventricular block and acute reduction in cardiac output leading to dizziness or syncope. We present case series of two cases of deglutition syncope, of which first was managed medically and second with pacemaker implantation.