A sensor-based evaluation of heart contractility in patients with head-up tilt-induced syncope.

Abstract

Studies using the head-up tilt test (HUT) suggest that a reflex increase in sympathetic activity resulting in vigorous myocardial contractions precedes neurally-mediated syncope (NMS). The aim of this study was to evaluate heart contractility changes during positive HUT. Ten patients with recurrent NMS and positive HUT were investigated. Before HUT we… (More)

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