Wouter Wieling

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The Task Force for the Diagnosis and Management of Syncope of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Developed in collaboration with, European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA)1, Heart Failure Association (HFA)2, and Heart Rhythm Society (HRS)3 Endorsed by the following societies, European Society of Emergency Medicine (EuSEM)4, European Federation of(More)
Table of contents Preamble Scope of the document 1256 Method 1257 Part 1. Classification, epidemiology and prognosis Definition 1258 Brief overview of pathophysiology of syncope 1258 Classification 1259 Epidemiological considerations 1259 Prognostic stratification: identification of factors predictive of adverse outcome 1260 Part 2. Diagnosis Strategy of(More)
Roy Freeman • Wouter Wieling • Felicia B. Axelrod • David G. Benditt • Eduardo Benarroch • Italo Biaggioni • William P. Cheshire • Thomas Chelimsky • Pietro Cortelli • Christopher H. Gibbons • David S. Goldstein • Roger Hainsworth • Max J. Hilz • Giris Jacob • Horacio Kaufmann • Jens Jordan • Lewis A. Lipsitz • Benjamin D. Levine • Phillip A. Low •(More)
Task Force members: Michele Brignole, Chairperson* (Italy), Paolo Alboni (Italy), David G. Benditt (USA), Lennart Bergfeldt (Sweden), Jean-Jacques Blanc (France), Poul Erik Bloch Thomsen (Denmark), J. Gert van Dijk (The Netherlands); Adam Fitzpatrick (UK), Stefan Hohnloser (Germany), Jan Janousek (Czech Republic), Wishwa Kapoor (USA), Rose Anne Kenny (UK),(More)
Respiratory sinus arrhythmia (RSA) has received much attention in recent years due to the large body of evidence indicating that variations in this phenomenon represent alterations in parasympathetic cardiac control. Although it appears that respiratory sinus arrhythmia is mediated by vagal mechanisms, the extent to which the well-known respiratory(More)
We review the Finapres technology, embodied in several TNO-prototypes and in the Ohmeda 2300 and 2300e Finapres NIBP. Finapres is an acronym for FINger Arterial PRESsure, the device delivers a continuous finger arterial pressure waveform. Many papers report on the accuracy of the device in comparison with intra-arterial or with noninvasive but intermittent(More)
During standing, both the position of the cerebral circulation and the reductions in mean arterial pressure (MAP) and cardiac output challenge cerebral autoregulatory (CA) mechanisms. Syncope is most often associated with the upright position and can be provoked by any condition that jeopardizes cerebral blood flow (CBF) and regional cerebral tissue(More)
Cost-effective diagnostic approaches to reflex syncope require knowledge of its frequency and causes in different age groups. For this purpose we reviewed the available literature dealing with the epidemiology of reflex syncope. The incidence pattern of reflex syncope in the general population and general practice is bimodal with peaks in teenagers and in(More)
We studied the effect of sleeping in the head-up tilt (HUT) position, alone and in combination with fludrocortisone, on orthostatic tolerance and blood pressure (BP) in six patients with hypoadrenergic orthostatic hypotension. A high salt diet of 150-200 mmol Na+ d-1 was also administered. Combined treatment reduced orthostatic dizziness in all patients (P(More)
AIMS This prospective multicentre observational study assessed the efficacy of specific therapy based on implantable loop recorder (ILR) diagnostic observations in patients with recurrent suspected neurally mediated syncope (NMS). METHODS AND RESULTS Patients with three or more clinically severe syncopal episodes in the last 2 years without significant(More)