Tilt test for diagnosis of unexplained syncope in pediatric patients.

  title={Tilt test for diagnosis of unexplained syncope in pediatric patients.},
  author={Otto G. Thilenius and Jos{\'e} Luis A Qui{\~n}ones and Tarek S. Husayni and J{\'a}nos Nov{\'a}k},
  volume={87 3},
Thirty-five teenage patients with a history of presyncope or syncope underwent a passive head-up tilting to reproduce symptoms of syncope. If tilting alone did not induce syncope, isoproterenol infusion was given to increase heart rate to 150 to 160 beats per minute. In 80% of patients with a history of syncope, identical symptoms could be reproduced during tilting: an abrupt fall in blood pressure combined with profound nodal bradycardia, ranging from 32 to 86 beats per minute. These symptoms… CONTINUE READING


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