Development of an Implantable Drug Delivery System for the Treatment of Vasovagal Syncope: a Dream or a Real Prospect?

  • A. Raviele
  • M. Brignole
  • C. Menozzi
  • F. Giada
  • A. Dorigo


Syncope is a common clinical problem. It accounts for approximately 3% of all emergency room visits and for 1% of all hospital admissions [1]. Syncope has a vasovagal origin in the majority of non-hospitalized patients (about 70%) [1]. Vasovagal reaction may occur both in pediatric and adult patients and is characterized by sudden vasodilatation, bradycardia or both, with resultant hypotension and loss of consciousness.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Raviele
    • 1
  • M. Brignole
    • 2
  • C. Menozzi
    • 3
  • F. Giada
    • 1
  • A. Dorigo
    • 4
  1. 1.Divisione di CardiologiaOspedale Umberto IMestre, VeniceItaly
  2. 2.Divisione di CardiologiaOspedale di LavagnaGenoaItaly
  3. 3.Divisione di CardiologiaOspedale di S. Maria NuovaReggio EmiliaItaly
  4. 4.Servizio di FarmaciaOspedale Umberto IMestre, VeniceItaly

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