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Aschner-Dagnini test (Giuseppe Dagnini)

Alternative eponyms

  • Aschner’s bulbus reflex
  • Aschner’s phenomenon
  • Aschner’s oculocardial reflex
  • Aschner-Dagnini bulbus pressure test
  • Dagnini’s reflex

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Slowing of the pulse following pressures applied to the eyeball or the carotid sinus.

Description

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.

Bibliography

  • 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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