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Syncope of Unknown Origin: First Head-Up Tilt Test or Electrophysiologic Study?

  • P. Alboni
  • A. Raviele
  • C. Vecchio
  • G. Andrioli
  • M. Brignole
  • C. Menozzi
  • E. Piccolo
  • A. Proclemer
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Abstract

Syncope is a nonspecific symptom of a wide variety of disorders. It is defined as the temporary loss of consciousness and postural tone, followed by spontaneous recovery without resuscitative measures. It is diagnosed in about 3% of the patients seen in the emergency room and in about 1% of the patients admitted to a hospital (1, 2). Syncope can be classified as cardiovascular, noncardiovascular, and unexplained.

Keywords

Electrophysiologic Testing Hypertensive Heart Disease Tilt Table Test Holter Recording Unexplained Syncope 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Alboni
    • 1
  • A. Raviele
  • C. Vecchio
  • G. Andrioli
  • M. Brignole
  • C. Menozzi
  • E. Piccolo
  • A. Proclemer
  1. 1.Divisione di CardiologiaOspedale CivileCentoItaly

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