Physiological Phenomenology of Neurally-Mediated Syncope with Management Implications

  title={Physiological Phenomenology of Neurally-Mediated Syncope with Management Implications},
  author={Christoph Schr{\"o}der and Jens Tank and Karsten Heusser and Andr{\'e} Diedrich and Friedrich Cameron Luft and J. Furneaux Jordan},
  booktitle={PloS one},
BACKGROUND Due to lack of efficacy in recent trials, current guidelines for the treatment of neurally-mediated (vasovagal) syncope do not promote cardiac pacemaker implantation. However, the finding of asystole during head-up tilt -induced (pre)syncope may lead to excessive cardioinhibitory syncope diagnosis and treatment with cardiac pacemakers as blood pressure is often discontinuously measured. Furthermore, physicians may be more inclined to implant cardiac pacemakers in older patients. We… CONTINUE READING

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