Vasovagal syncope is a condition better known as neurocardiogenic or neutrally mediated syncope. Dysautonomic syncope is the irregular neuroautonomic response during the body’s attempt to maintain homeostasis. Both types of syncope are associated with orthostatic hypotension and are nonlethal. The underlying pathophysiology manifests the vast symptoms suffered by the individual. Research continues to develop new markers to improve diagnostic testing and therapies for treatment. Advanced practice nurses now have a new tool with Head-Up Tilt Training Programs to offer the patients who suffer from frequent and refractory neurocardiogenic and dysautonomic syncope.
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Electrophysiology and Device Therapy| July 01 2004
Diagnosis and Management of Vasovagal Syncope and Dysautonomia
Bonnie Sealey, NP, MSN;
AACN Adv Crit Care (2004) 15 (3): 462–477.
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Bonnie Sealey, Karen Lui; Diagnosis and Management of Vasovagal Syncope and Dysautonomia. AACN Adv Crit Care 1 July 2004; 15 (3): 462–477. doi:
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