Syncope and Faintness in the Elderly

  • Michael G. Ziegler
Part of the Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine book series (DICM, volume 31)


The abrupt loss of consciousness in the elderly is usually due to a seizure or to an interruption in blood flow to the brain [1]. Less common causes are listed in table 6-1.


Postural Hypotension Autonomic Neuropathy Central Nervous System Disease Carotid Sinus Vasovagal Syncope 
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