Is Echocardiographic Investigation Useful for Establishing the Chronological Sequence of Events in Tilt Induced Syncope?

  • B. De Piccoli
  • F. Giada
  • F. Rigo
  • M. Ragazzo
  • A. Raviele


Neuromediated syncope is a clinical event experienced by nearly 20% of the adult population [1]. Using the head-up tilting test (HUT) we can reproduce the syncope in more than 50% of these subjects [2]; furthermore we can investigate the pathophysiology of the event utilizing echocardiographic [3] or hemodynamic [4] monitoring during the test.


Lower Body Negative Pressure Forward Flow Vasovagal Syncope Fractional Area Change Mitral Flow 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. De Piccoli
    • 1
  • F. Giada
    • 1
  • F. Rigo
    • 1
  • M. Ragazzo
    • 1
  • A. Raviele
    • 1
  1. 1.Unità Operativa di CardiologiaOspedale Umberto IMestre, VeniceItaly

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