Vasovagal Syncope: To Pace or not to Pace?

  • R. S. Sheldon
Conference paper


Most patients with vasovagal syncope faint infrequently and require only reassurance and advice about dietary and lifestyle modifications. However, there is a minority of patients who are considerably more distressed. Patients with recurrent vasovagal syncope may seriously injure themselves, may not be able to drive a car or to perform their jobs, and have a significant drop in objectively measured quality of life [1].


Vasovagal Syncope Orthostatic Tolerance Tilt Table Test Neurocardiogenic Syncope Permanent Pace 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. S. Sheldon
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  1. 1.Cardiovascular Research GroupUniversity of CalgaryCalgaryCanada

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