The origin of vasovagal syncope: to protect the heart or to escape predation?

  title={The origin of vasovagal syncope: to protect the heart or to escape predation?},
  author={P. Alboni and Marco Alboni and G. Bertorelle},
  journal={Clinical Autonomic Research},
  • P. Alboni, Marco Alboni, G. Bertorelle
  • Published 2008
  • Medicine
  • Clinical Autonomic Research
  • Major lines of evidence suggest that classical (emotional and orthostatic) vasovagal syncope (VVS) is not a disease, but rather a manifestation of a non-pathological trait. It is, therefore, reasonable to investigate the possible factors that may explain its origin and evolution. We reviewed the data available in the literature on the vasovagal reaction in humans and animals in order to identify possible similarities that might provide insight into the evolution of VVS. We found two processes… CONTINUE READING
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