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Diagnostic value of the head-up tilt test and the R-test in patients with syncope

Published Online: July 26th 2018 Heart International 2006;2(3-4):171-7
Authors: Riccardo Raddino, Gregoriana Zanini, Debora Robba, Ivano Bonadei, Federica Chieppa, Claudio Pedrinazzi, Giorgio Caretta, Alberto Madureri, Enrico Vizzardi, Livio Dei Cas
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The diagnostic value of the head-up tilt test (HUTT) in discovering vasovagal syndrome depends on the pre-test probability. An accurate anamnesis and clinical examination screens the patients indicated for the HUTT. In patients with unexplained syncope, the R-test is an alternative procedure to discover its cause. In our study, we evaluated the diagnostic significance of the HUTT in a group of 211 patients and of the R-test in a subgroup of 45 patients with negative HUTT results and with negative traditional Holter ECG monitoring (24 hr). (Heart International 2006; 3-4: 171-7)

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R-test, Head-up tilt test, Syncope

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Riccardo Raddino, MD, Section of Cardiovascular Disease, Department of Applied Experimental Medicine, University of Brescia, Via Valsabbina, 19, 25123 Brescia – Italy, riccardo.raddino@libero.it

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