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Hemodynamic Sensors: Clinical Value in Vasovagal Syncope

  • D. G. Benditt
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Abstract

Devising hemodynamic sensors capable of recognizing an imminent vasovagal faint in the absence of abrupt bradycardia remains a challenge. The ultimate goal is to enable implantable treatment devices, whether pacemakers, drug infusion systems, neural stimulators, or combined systems, to react promptly and reliably interrupt an impending event, whether the hypotension be the result of cardioinhibition, vasodilation, or a combination of both. A more limited goal is to enhance operation of diagnostic instrumentation (e.g., implanted or external loop recorders) in order to facilitate the initial evaluation of syncope patients.

Keywords

Muscle Sympathetic Nerve Activity Cardiac Pace Vasovagal Syncope Blood Flow Oscillation Syncope Patient 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. G. Benditt
    • 1
  1. 1.Cardiac Arrhythmia CenterUniversity of Minnesota Medical SchoolMinneapolisUSA

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