Diagnosis and Treatment of Neurally Mediated Syncope

@article{Kaufmann2002DiagnosisAT,
  title={Diagnosis and Treatment of Neurally Mediated Syncope},
  author={Horacio Kaufmann and Kirsty Bhattacharya},
  journal={The Neurologist},
  year={2002},
  volume={8},
  pages={175-185}
}
BACKGROUND–Syncope is caused by a severe but reversible reduction in blood flow to the brain stem neurons responsible for supporting consciousness (reticular activating system). Neurally mediated syncope, also referred to as vasovagal or reflex syncope, is the most frequent cause of loss of consciousness in apparently normal subjects. REVIEW SUMMARY–Neurally mediated syncope is believed to be a reflex response with afferent, central, and efferent pathways. Characteristic autonomic changes in… Expand
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