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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229215/atrial-fibrillation-neurogenic-or-myogenic
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REVIEW
Alina Scridon, Răzvan Constantin Şerban, Philippe Chevalier
A 55-year-old hypertensive patient presents atrial fibrillation after vasovagal syncope. Non-invasive cardiac workup is normal. Without antiarrhythmic therapy, the patient has no recurrence for the next 3years, then presents with a stroke. Echocardiography eventually reveals left atrial dilation. This sequence of events illustrates the well-known links between age, arterial hypertension, atrial fibrillation, atrial neuromyopathy and stroke. A frequently neglected common denominator in this equation is impaired sympathovagal balance...
December 8, 2017: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222896/serum-vitamin-b-12-in-children-presenting-with-vasovagal-syncope
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Ayhan Pektas, Resit Koken, Halit Bugra Koca
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The present study aims to determine the serum vitamin B-12 in children presenting with vasovagal syncope. METHODS AND STUDY DESIGN: This is a prospective review of 160 children presenting with vasovagal syncope. Subgroup analysis was done based on the results of head up tilt test. RESULTS: Head up tilt test gave positive results in 80 children and yielded negative results in the remaining 80 children. The tilt test positive children had significantly lower thyroid stimulating hormone concentrations (p=0...
2018: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222399/pediatric-disorders-of-orthostatic-intolerance
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REVIEW
Julian M Stewart, Jeffrey R Boris, Gisela Chelimsky, Phillip R Fischer, John E Fortunato, Blair P Grubb, Geoffrey L Heyer, Imad T Jarjour, Marvin S Medow, Mohammed T Numan, Paolo T Pianosi, Wolfgang Singer, Sally Tarbell, Thomas C Chelimsky
Orthostatic intolerance (OI), having difficulty tolerating an upright posture because of symptoms or signs that abate when returned to supine, is common in pediatrics. For example, ∼40% of people faint during their lives, half of whom faint during adolescence, and the peak age for first faint is 15 years. Because of this, we describe the most common forms of OI in pediatrics and distinguish between chronic and acute OI. These common forms of OI include initial orthostatic hypotension (which is a frequently seen benign condition in youngsters), true orthostatic hypotension (both neurogenic and nonneurogenic), vasovagal syncope, and postural tachycardia syndrome...
December 8, 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210724/anesthetic-management-of-a-pacemaker-with-a-rate-drop-response-setting-a-case-report
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Alex K Saltzman, Peter J Fu, Brian Egan
Permanent pacemakers are used for a variety of conditions and are commonly encountered in the perioperative period. This report describes the anesthetic management of a patient with a permanent pacemaker with a rate drop response (RDR) who presented for a laparoscopic left adrenalectomy. The RDR setting is a novel pacemaker mode often used in patients with a history of vasovagal syncope. There are no previous reports describing the anesthetic management of such a pacemaker. This case report describes the features of the RDR setting with the goal of educating clinicians who may encounter patients with this type of pacemaker...
November 27, 2017: A & A Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29189552/autonomic-reflex-screen-test-abnormalities-in-cold-induced-sweating-syndrome-type-1
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Ahmed M El-Dokla, Jannatul Ferdous, Sara T Ali, Khondoker Alam
Cold-induced sweating syndrome (CISS) is a rare autosomal recessive disease due to mutation in the Cytokine receptor-like factor 1 (CRLF1). The characteristic symptom of CISS is the tendency to sweat profusely especially in the upper body and hands when the patient is exposed to cold temperature. We sought to first report the findings of autonomic reflex screen in a case of CISS type 1 with Cytokine receptor-like factor 1 mutation. Valsalva morphology, Valsalva ratio, and heart rate response to deep breathing were normal for the patient's age...
December 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuromuscular Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29176136/plasma-neuropeptide-y-levels-in-vasovagal-syncope-in-children
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Ying Liao, Wen-Rui Xu, Hong-Xia Li, Chao-Shu Tang, Hong-Fang Jin, Jun-Bao Du
BACKGROUND: Vasovagal syncope (VVS) is the most common cause of syncope in children. Neuropeptide Y (NPY) plays an important role in the regulation of blood pressure (BP), as well as myocardial contractility. This study aimed to explore the role of plasma NPY in VVS in children. METHODS: Fifty-six children who were diagnosed with VVS (VVS group) using head-up tilt test (HUT) and 31 healthy children who were selected as controls (control group) were enrolled. Plasma NPY concentrations were detected...
December 5, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136314/syncope-prognosis-based-on-emergency-department-diagnosis-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Cristian Toarta, Muhammad Mukarram, Kirtana Arcot, Soo-Min Kim, Sarah Gaudet, Marco L A Sivilotti, Brian H Rowe, Venkatesh Thiruganasambandamoorthy
OBJECTIVE: Relatively little is known about outcomes after disposition among syncope patients assigned various diagnostic categories during emergency department (ED) evaluation. We sought to measure the outcomes among these groups within 30 days of the initial ED visit. METHODS: We prospectively enrolled adult syncope patients at six EDs and excluded patients with pre-syncope, persistent mental status changes, intoxication, seizure, and major trauma. Patient characteristics, ED management, diagnostic impression (presumed vasovagal, orthostatic, cardiac, or other/unknown) at the end of the ED visit and physicians' confidence in assigning the etiology were collected...
November 14, 2017: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120509/simulation-training-for-medical-emergencies-in-the-dental-setting-using-an-inexpensive-software-application
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N Kishimoto, N Mukai, Y Honda, Y Hirata, M Tanaka, Y Momota
INTRODUCTION: Every dental provider needs to be educated about medical emergencies to provide safe dental care. Simulation training is available with simulators such as advanced life support manikins and robot patients. However, the purchase and development costs of these simulators are high. We have developed a simulation training course on medical emergencies using an inexpensive software application. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the educational effectiveness of this course...
November 9, 2017: European Journal of Dental Education: Official Journal of the Association for Dental Education in Europe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116946/spinal-cord-injury-by-direct-damage-during-ct-guided-c7-transforaminal-epidural-steroid-injection-a-case-report
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Min Cheol Chang
Cervical transforaminal epidural steroid injection (TFESI) under the guidance of computed tomography (CT) can offer great anatomical resolution and precise needle placement in the axial plane. However, some complications, including blood pressure surge, allergic reactions, vasovagal syncope, and cerebral infarct, have been reported after CT-guided cervical TFESI. We report the first case of iatrogenic spinal cord injury (SCI) during a CT-guided cervical TFESI. A 67-year-old woman, upon receiving TFESI on Lt...
November 7, 2017: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111992/cardiovascular-and-cerebral-hemodynamics-in-asymptomatic-healthy-subjects-with-without-abnormal-head-up-tilt-test-versus-recurrent-fainters
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Antonio González-Hermosillo, Manuel Sierra-Beltrán, Ulises López-Peña, Andrei Kostin, Guadalupe Hernández-Pacheco, Claudia Lerma
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to compare hemodynamic and autonomic responses during head-up tilt test (HUTT) between healthy volunteers and patients with a history of fainting and confirmed vasovagal syncope. We hypothesize that the autonomic and hemodynamic physiologic responses remain intact during orthostatic stress in people without previous fainting and negative HUTT, but deteriorate similarly in patients with recurrent vasovagal syncope and in asymptomatic healthy subjects who develop a vasovagal response during HUTT...
October 27, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Publication of the American Electroencephalographic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110073/vasovagal-syncope-is-associated-with-poor-prognosis-in-patients-with-left-ventricular-dysfunction
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Yoshiaki Yamaguchi, Koichi Mizumaki, Kunihiro Nishida, Tamotsu Sakamoto, Yosuke Nakatani, Naoya Kataoka, Koichiro Kinugawa, Hiroshi Inoue
Vasovagal syncope (VVS) is known to have a benign prognosis and be associated with enhanced contraction and activation of the left ventricular (LV) mechanoreceptors. However, a little is known about VVS in patients with LV dysfunction. The present study aimed to investigate the prevalence and prognosis of VVS in patients with LV dysfunction. We enrolled 368 patients with unexplained syncope. In 7 of these patients, LV ejection fraction was lower than 40%. The results of a head-up tilt test (HUT) and the recurrence of syncope were compared between these 7 patients with LV dysfunction and the remaining patients...
November 6, 2017: Heart and Vessels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102451/autonomic-dysfunction-in-cardiology-pathophysiology-investigation-and-management
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REVIEW
Amy C Arnold, Jessica Ng, Lucy Lei, Satish R Raj
Presyncope and syncope are common medical findings, with a > 40% estimated lifetime prevalence. These conditions are often elicited by postural stress and can be recurrent and accompanied by debilitating symptoms of cerebral hypoperfusion. Therefore, it is critical for physicians to become familiar with the diagnosis and treatment of common underlying causes of presyncope and syncope. In some patients, altered postural hemodynamic responses result from a failure of compensatory autonomic nervous system reflex mechanisms...
September 14, 2017: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29060649/multivariate-symbolic-dynamics-for-analysis-of-respiratory-cardiovascular-interactions
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S Reulecke, S Charleston-Villalobos, A Voss, R Gonzalez-Camarena, M Gaitan-Gonzalez, J Gonzalez-Hermosillo, G Hernandez-Pacheco, T Aljama-Corrales
In this work, a nonlinear method to study multivariate interactions, called multivariate symbolic dynamics (MSD), was introduced. The usefulness of this technique was studied on respiratory-cardiovascular data from young women with vasovagal syncope (VVS) and from healthy subjects. The study included 16 female patients diagnosed with VVS and 24 age-matched healthy subjects (12 women). All subjects were enrolled in a head-up tilt (HUT) test, breathing normally, including 5 min of supine position and 18 to 28 min of 70° orthostatic phase...
July 2017: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045956/-co-morbidity-of-vasovagal-syncope-and-postural-tachycardia-syndrome-with-allergic-diseases-in-children
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Y Liao, Q Y Zhang, H X Li, Y L Wang, P Liu, J B DU
OBJECTIVE: To explore the clinical characteristics of the co-morbidity of vasovagal syncope (VVS) and postural tachycardia syndrome (POTS) with allergic diseases in children. METHODS: A re-trospective analysis was launched to summarize the clinical data of children with VVS and POTS. They were divided into allergic group and non-allergic group according to the history of allergic diseases. The participants' clinical characteristics were compared between allergic group and non-allergic group using independent sample t test or rank sum test; composition comparisons were completed by Chi-square test...
October 18, 2017: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045952/-progress-in-diagnosis-and-management-of-syncope-in-children
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W R Xu, Y Liao, H F Jin, Q Y Zhang, C S Tang, J B DU
Syncope is a common emergency of children and adolescents, which has serious influence on the quality of life. Neurally-mediated syncope, including postural tachycardia syndrome, vasovagal syncope, orthostatic hypotension and orthostatic hypertension, is the main cause of syncope in children and adolescents. The main manifestations of neurally-mediated syncope are diverse, such as dizziness, headache, chest tightness, chest pain, pale complexion, fatigue, pre-syncope and syncope. Although the clinical manifestations are similar, each subtype of syncope has its hemodynamic feature and optimal treatment option...
October 18, 2017: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036615/monitoring-of-cerebral-oximetry-during-head-up-tilt-test-in-adults-with-history-of-syncope-and-orthostatic-intolerance
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E Bachus, H Holm, V Hamrefors, O Melander, R Sutton, M Magnusson, A Fedorowski
Aims: We applied near-infrared-spectroscopy (NIRS) to measure absolute frontal cerebral tissue oxygen saturation (SctO2) during head-up tilt test (HUT) in patients investigated for unexplained syncope. Methods and results: Synchronized non-invasive beat-to-beat haemodynamic monitoring, ECG, SctO2 (NIRS; normal range: 60-80%), and peripheral oxygen saturation (left hand, SpO2) were applied during HUT in a random sample of patients with unexplained syncope. Tracings of 54 patients (mean-age: 55 ± 19 years, 39% male) with negative HUT, vasovagal syncope (VVS), or orthostatic hypotension (OH) were analysed...
September 28, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28991754/temporal-analysis-of-cardiovascular-and-respiratory-complexity-by-multiscale-entropy-based-on-symbolic-dynamics
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Sina Reulecke, Sonia Charleston Villalobos, Andreas Voss, Ramon Gonzalez-Camarena, Jesus Antonio Gonzalez-Hermosillo, Jatziri Gaitan, Guadalupe Hernandez-Pacheco, Rico Schroeder, Tomas Aljama-Corrales
The effect of an orthostatic stress on cardiovascular and respiratory complexity was investigated to detect impaired autonomic regulation in patients with vasovagal syncope (VVS). Sixteen female patients and 12 age-matched healthy female subjects were enrolled in a passive 70° head-up tilt test. Also, 12 age-matched healthy male subjects were enrolled to study gender differences. Analysis was performed dynamically using various short-term (5 min) windows shifted by 1 min as well as by 20 min of orthostatic phase (OP) to evaluate local and global complexity...
October 9, 2017: IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28958870/predictive-value-of-very-low-frequency-at-spectral-analysis-among-patients-with-unexplained-syncope-assessed-by-head-up-tilt-testing
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Michela Anna Pia Ciliberti, Francesco Santoro, Luigi Flavio Massimiliano Di Martino, Antonio Cosimo Rinaldi, Giuseppe Salvemini, Francesco Cipriani, Antonio Ivano Triggiani, Fiorenzo Moscatelli, Anna Valenzano, Matteo Di Biase, Natale Daniele Brunetti, Giuseppe Cibelli
BACKGROUND: The role of heart rate variability (HRV) in the prediction of vasovagal syncope during head-up tilt testing (HUTt) is unclear. AIM: To evaluate the ability of the spectral components of HRV at rest to predict vasovagal syncope among patients with unexplained syncope referred for HUTt. METHODS: Twenty-six consecutive patients with unexplained syncope were enrolled in the study. All patients underwent HRV evaluation at rest (very low frequency [VLF], low frequency [LF], high frequency [HF] and LF/HF ratio) and during HUTt...
September 25, 2017: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28958329/vasovagal-syncope-to-pace-or-not-to-pace
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EDITORIAL
Brian Olshansky
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 3, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28958328/dual-chamber-pacing-with-closed%C3%A2-loop%C3%A2-stimulation-in-recurrent%C3%A2-reflex%C3%A2-vasovagal-syncope-the-spain-study
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Gonzalo Baron-Esquivias, Carlos A Morillo, Angel Moya-Mitjans, Jesus Martinez-Alday, Ricardo Ruiz-Granell, Javier Lacunza-Ruiz, Roberto Garcia-Civera, Encarnacion Gutierrez-Carretero, Rafael Romero-Garrido
BACKGROUND: Pacing in vasovagal syncope remains controversial. OBJECTIVES: The authors evaluated dual-chamber pacing with closed loop stimulation (DDD-CLS) in patients with cardioinhibitory vasovagal syncope. METHODS: This randomized, double-blind, controlled study included Canadian and Spanish patients age ≥40 years, with high burden syncope (≥5 episodes, ≥2 episodes in the past year), and a cardioinhibitory head-up tilt test (bradycardia <40 beats/min for 10 s or asystole >3 s)...
October 3, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
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