An Introduction to Syncope
Syncope refers to a sudden loss of consciousness, followed by a rapid and complete recovery. Vasovagal syncope can usually be treated by understanding potential triggers and taking precautions, but syncope due to underlying conditions, such as arrhythmias, require treatment targeting the diagnosed cause.
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Implementation of the European Society of Cardiology Syncope Guidelines: An Improvement in Diagnostic Yield, Accuracy and Societal Costs
European Journal of Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology. 2023;9(1):1–3:Online ahead of journal publication
The Leiden University Medical Centre, Netherlands, has been recognized worldwide as a Center of Excellence for syncope, a common and yet all too often misdiagnosed symptom. Roland Thijs has received this prestigious award in recognition of its pioneering work for Implementation of the ESC Syncope Guidelines in the emergency ward. His team reported an improvement in diagnostic yield, accuracy and societal costs […]
Vasovagal Syncope: A Review of Current and Future Strategies
European Journal of Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology. 2021;7(1):40-47 DOI: https://doi.org/10.17925/EJAE.2021.7.1.40
Vasovagal syncope is common, and while it is usually associated with a benign prognosis, it results in significant physical and psychological morbidity for affected individuals. Despite comprehensive understanding of the underlying pathophysiology, there have been few definitive therapeutic advances until recent randomized, controlled trials in pharmacotherapy, pacing and cardioneuroablation. In this review, we highlight the […]
Artur Fedorowski, EHRA 2021: What’s new in Syncope?
Dr Artur Fedorowski (Associate Professor of Cardiovascular Research, Lund University, Lund, Sweden) gave us an update on what’s new in Syncope, from the European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA) Virtual Meeting 2021. Questions: How can we reduce the heterogeneity of syncope diagnosis and management across Europe? (0:21) Could you tell us a little about recent advances […]
HRC 2019 – STARS Symposia: Session 1 – POTS (Part 1)
Coverage of the STAR Symposia: Session 1 – POTS (Part 1), chaired by Prof Richard Sutton and Prof Satish Raj. Filmed at the Heart Rhythm Congress (HRC) 2019 in Birmingham, UK, October 2019 in partnership with Arrhythmia Alliance. touchCARDIO.com is an independent information resource supporting physicians, clinicians and leading industry professionals in continuously developing their […]
HRC 2019 – STARS Symposia – Session 1: POTS (Part 2)
Coverage of the STARS Symposia – Session 1: POTS (Part) presented at HRC 2019 and chaired by Prof Richard Sutton and Prof Satish Raj. View Part 1 here: Filmed at the Heart Rhythm Congress (HRC) 2019 in Birmingham, UK, October 2019 in partnership with Arrhythmia Alliance. touchCARDIO.com is an independent information resource supporting physicians, clinicians […]
Nick Gall, HRC 2019 – Surprising things that make you faint
Dr Nick Gall (STARS Medical Advisory Committee; King’s College Hospital, London, UK) spoke to us about surprising things that make you faint, as well as postural tachycardia syndrome and the use of medication as treatment at the 2019 Heart Rhythm Congress (HRC) in Birmingham, UK. Speaker’s Disclosures: Nick Gall has nothing to declare in relation […]
Richard Sutton, HRC 2019 – Vasovagal Syncope
Professor Richard Sutton (STARS Medical Advisory Committee, National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College, London, UK and University of Lund, Lund, Sweden) spoke to us about vasovagal syncope, or the common faint, at the 2019 Heart Rhythm Congress (HRC) in Birmingham, UK. Speaker’s Disclosures: Richard Sutton is a consultant to Medtronic Inc, member of Speakers’ […]
Roopinder Sandhu, HRC 2019 – Why haven’t Canadians embraced syncope units?
We enjoyed meeting Roopinder Sandhu, who had travelled all the way from University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada to present on the place of syncope units in Canada at HRC 2019. Here Dr Sandhu talks about the key take home messages from her talk. Speaker ‘s Disclosures: Roopinder Sandhu has nothing to disclose. touchCARDIO.com is […]
Artur Fedorowski, HRC 2019 – Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome
We spoke to Dr Artur Fedorowski (STARS Medical Advisory Committee and STARS Sweden Executive Committee; Department of Clinical Science, Lund University and Department of Cardiology, Skåne University Hospital, Malmö, Sweden) at the 2019 Heart Rhythm Congress (HRC) in Birmingham, UK, about autoimmunity in postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS). Speaker’s Disclosures: Artur Fedorowski has received lecture […]
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