Invasive Tilt Testing: The Search for a New Sensor To Permit Earlier Pacing Therapy in Vasovagal Syncope

  • R. Sutton
  • M. E. V. Petersen
Conference paper


Vasovagal syncope is the most common form of syncope. Few patients require any therapy but a small minority present with major symptoms which include complications of syncope, such as incontinence of urine and epileptiform seizures and, when studied, they show an important element of cardioinhibition. Older patients with this severe type, which has been called malignant vasovagal syncope (1) may experience little or no warning of the impending attack and, as a result, may be unable to avoid falling and receiving injuries. This group represents approximately 3% of patients for whom pacing is indicated (2).


Tilt Test Cardiac Pace Vasovagal Syncope Pace Rate Trigger Rate 
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© Springer-Verlag Italia, Milano 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Sutton
    • 1
  • M. E. V. Petersen
    • 1
  1. 1.Cardiology DepartmentsRoyal Brompton and Chelsea and Westminster HospitalsLondonUK

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