Valentina D'Andria

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AIMS The involvement of arterial baroreflex function in the pathophysiology of vasovagal syncope (VVS) is controversial, and there are no published data supporting its clinical usefulness. The aim of this study was to evaluate the role of arterial baroreflex sensitivity (BRS) at baseline and during head-up tilt testing (HUT) in predicting the recurrence of(More)
Although the pathophysiology of vasovagal syncope is not completely understood, the involvement of sympathetic nervous system alterations has been suggested. Since predisposition to fainting during orthostatic challenge may be associated with genetic variations, we sought to explore the role of genetic polymorphisms affecting sympathetic nervous system(More)
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