Francesca Tesi

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Falls are frequent in the elderly and affect mortality, morbidity, loss of functional capacity and institutionalization. In the older patient the incidence of falls can sometimes be underestimated, even in the absence of a clear cognitive impairment, because it is often difficult to reconstruct the dynamics. It is quite common that forms due to syncope are(More)
AIMS High hospitalization rates (39-58% in the literature) of patients admitted to Emergency Department (ED) for transient loss of consciousness (T-LOC) suspected for syncope are still an unresolved issue. The presence of an Observation Unit has reduced hospital admissions and the duration of hospitalization in controlled studies, and a Syncope Unit (SU) in(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the diagnostic relevance of neuroautonomic evaluation in patients with unexplained falls compared to those with a syncope etiologically unexplained after initial evaluation. METHODS It is an observational study, comparing 298 patients with unexplained fall with 989 patients with unexplained syncope. Each patient underwent supine and(More)
OBJECTIVES Most elderly patients affected by reflex vasodepressor syncope take one or more hypotensive drugs. The role of these drugs in causing syncope has not yet been established. We hypothesised that recurrence of syncope and presyncope can be reduced by discontinuing/reducing vasoactive therapy without increasing the risk of cardiovascular and(More)
BACKGROUND "Unexplained syncope, no prodromes, and normal heart" has been described as a distinct clinical and biological entity. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to assess the mechanism of syncope. METHODS In this prospective multicenter study, 58 patients presenting with unexplained syncope, no prodromes, and a normal heart received an(More)
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