Aschner-Dagnini test (Giuseppe Dagnini)
Oculocardial reflex. Slowing of the pulse following pressures applied to the eyeball or the carotid sinus. Sometimes used to slow the heart during attacks of a supraventricular tachyardia. May also be used as a diagnostic test for angina pectoris. Slowing of the heart produced by this reflex may relieve anginal pain.
- G. Dagnini:
In: Bull. Sci. med. 1908, volume 8, series 8.
- Il reflesso oculo-cardiaco de Dagnini nella puberta` femminile.
Cuore e circolazione, 1937, 21: 9-30.
- B. Ashner:
Über einen bisher noch nicht beschriebenen Reflex, vom Auge auf Kreislauf und Atmung. Verschwinden des Radialispulses bei Druck auf das Auge.
Wiener klinische Wochenschrift, 1908, 21: 1529-1530.
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