Treatment of vasovagal syncope: pacemaker or crossing legs?


A 50-year-old male patient continued to experience syncope after implantation of a pacemaker. During cardiovascular examination, the patient showed a typical vasovagal response, with normal pacemaker function. Leg crossing, which prohibits the pooling of blood in the legs and abdomen, at the onset of symptoms helped to prevent this response. The authors… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF02322259


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@article{MSc2000TreatmentOV, title={Treatment of vasovagal syncope: pacemaker or crossing legs?}, author={Nynke van Dijk M.Sc. and Mark P. M. Harms and Ph.D. Mark Linzer and Ph.D. Wouter Wieling}, journal={Clinical Autonomic Research}, year={2000}, volume={10}, pages={347-349} }