Vasovagal Syncope

  • Paolo Alboni
  • Raffaello Furlan

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introductory Aspects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Paolo Alboni, Marco Alboni
      Pages 3-17
    3. Simonetta Dell’Orto, Silvana Scarpini, Augusto Camera, Mara Andreoni
      Pages 19-25
    4. Ludovico Furlan, Giorgio Costantino, Monica Solbiati, Paolo Alboni
      Pages 27-39
    5. Monica Solbiati, Robert S. Sheldon
      Pages 41-49
  3. Pathophysiology of Vasovagal Syncope

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 51-51
    2. Rogelio Mosqueda-Garcia
      Pages 53-65
    3. Michele Brignole, Jean-Claude Deharo, Regis Guieu
      Pages 75-81
    4. Raffaello Furlan, Nicola Montano, Alberto Porta
      Pages 83-93
    5. Raffaello Furlan, Paolo Alboni, Rogelio Mosqueda-Garcia
      Pages 95-102
  4. Diagnostic and Clinical Aspects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 103-103
    2. Paolo Alboni, Franca Dipaola, Nicola Stucci, Raffaello Furlan
      Pages 105-121
    3. Paolo Alboni, Franca Dipaola, Paola Coppola, Raffaello Furlan
      Pages 123-135
    4. Laura Dalla Vecchia, Franca Barbic, Raffaello Furlan, Paolo Alboni
      Pages 137-154
  5. Differential Diagnosis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 155-155
    2. Paolo Alboni, Raffaello Furlan, Pietro Cortelli
      Pages 157-178
    3. Paolo Alboni, Nelly Paparella
      Pages 189-196
    4. Piercarlo Sarzi-Puttini, Alberto Batticciotto, Rossella Talotta, Fabiola Atzeni
      Pages 197-211
    5. Piercarlo Sarzi-Puttini, Rossella Talotta, Alberto Batticciotto, Fabiola Atzeni
      Pages 213-221
  6. Prognosis and Treatment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 223-223
    2. Fabrizio Ammirati, Nicola Danisi, Mariagrazia Romano
      Pages 237-245
    3. Franco Giada, Antonio Raviele
      Pages 247-253
    4. Paolo Alboni, Raffaello Furlan
      Pages 255-267
  7. Special Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 269-269
    2. Juan C. Guzman, Carlos A. Morillo
      Pages 271-276
    3. Gabriele Bronzetti, Maurizio Brighenti, Marco Bonvicini
      Pages 277-285
    4. Andrea Ungar, Martina Rafanelli
      Pages 287-296
    5. Franca Barbic, Robert Sheldon, Raffaello Furlan
      Pages 297-307
    6. André Diedrich, Kyle Timothy Mandsager, David Robertson
      Pages 309-317
    7. Paolo Alboni, Lorella Gianfranchi, Maurizio Dinelli
      Pages 319-326

About this book


This book is exceptional in being devoted solely to vasovagal syncope (VVS), the most frequent cause of transient loss of consciousness in the general population. All aspects of VVS are covered, including epidemiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis and differential diagnosis, prognosis, therapy and implications for particular activities such as work, driving and physical activity. The context for the book is that about half of the population suffer from this type of loss of consciousness during their lifetime and then often call for general practitioner and/or emergency room assistance. While many pathophysiological aspects of VVS have been clarified, others remain elusive. The diagnosis of VVS may be easy, but it is sometimes challenging. From the therapeutic standpoint, few evidence-based therapies have been established and the large majority of treatments remain unsatisfactory. Vasovagal Syncope presents the latest evidence on all these issues and will be of value for internists, cardiologists, neurologists, emergency physicians and general practitioners.


Baroreceptor mechanisms Cardiovascular autonomic dysfunction Chronic fatigue syndrome Fibromyalgia Implantable loop recorder Neurally mediated syncope Orthostatic intolerance Pacemaker Postural tachycardia syndrome Sick sinus syndrome Tilt test Transient loss of consciousness Vasovagal reflex

Editors and affiliations

  • Paolo Alboni
    • 1
  • Raffaello Furlan
    • 2
  1. 1.Section of CardiologyOspedale Privato QuisisanaFerraraItaly
  2. 2.Department of Medicine - BIOMETRAHumanitas Research HospitalRozzano, MilanItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-09101-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-09102-0
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