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Pol. Merkur. Lek (Pol. Med. J.), 2016, XLI/244: 177-179

Title: Technical options of electrotherapy in patients with vasovagal syncope 

Author: Bałczewska D, Kaczmarek K, Ptaszyński P, Wranicz JK, Cygankiewicz I, 

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Technical options of electrotherapy in patients with vasovagal syncope


Bałczewska D, Kaczmarek K, Ptaszyński P, Wranicz JK, Cygankiewicz I,

Department of Electrocardiology, Medical University of Lodz

Syncope is a symptom of the disease with diverse etiology and can be evidence of both benign and very serious life-threatening conditions. Vasovagal syncope(VVS), with prevalence about 35% of the general population, is most frequent causes of transient loss of consciousness (T-LOC). Most cases of vasovagal syncope requires conservative treatment. Although cardioinhibitory type of VVS characterized by a significant bradycardia or pause of the heart rate and can be treated with continuous electrotherapy. This article discuss cardiac pacing and technical solutions for the treatment of VVS. Available cardiac pacing methods used to detect and break VVS such as Rate Drop Response (RDR), Closed Loop Stimulation (CLS) and rate response driven by variations of myocardial contractility like Peak Endocardial Acceleration (PEA), has been presented.

Key words: syncope, vasovagal, cardiac pacing, artificial

Pol Med J, 2016; XLI (244); 177–179