Familial predisposition to vasovagal syncope.

  title={Familial predisposition to vasovagal syncope.},
  author={Marta Negrusz-Kawecka and Tomasz Bańkowski and Mateusz Tabin and Magdalena Paprocka and Agnieszka Mercik and Jowita Misztal and Piotr Nowak and Dorota Zyśko and Jacek Gajek},
  journal={Acta cardiologica},
  volume={67 3},
OBJECTIVE A handful of studies suggest a familial predisposition to vasovagal syncope (WS) but the scope of information available to date is poor. The aim of our study was to evaluate the prevalence of vasovagal syncope and its familial occurrence in the young. METHODS AND RESULTS The studied group consisted of 281 women and 111 men, aged 18-32 years. Forty-seven percent of the population had one brother or sister, and the mean number of individuals per family was 4.4 +/- 1.0. The… CONTINUE READING