Classification of syncope-producing cardiac arrhythmias

Gaetano Santulli

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Abstract

Syncope is a clinical syndrome that is a subset of a broader range of conditions that cause sudden and temporary loss of consciousness, from which recovery is spontaneous. The causes of syncope can be grouped into four major categories: neurologic, metabolic, vasomotor and cardiac. Of these, only cardiac syncope commonly leads to sudden death. There are two major groups of cardiac syncope: obstructive cardiac lesions and cardiac arrhythmias. Cardiac arrhythmias represent most common cause and can be subdivided in bradycardias and tachycardias. The aim of this article is to provide a clear overview of syncope-producing cardiac arrhythmias.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationComas and Syncope
Subtitle of host publicationCauses, Prevention and Treatment
PublisherNova Science Publishers, Inc.
Pages167-178
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9781621006039
StatePublished - Dec 1 2012
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Neuroscience(all)

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    Santulli, G. (2012). Classification of syncope-producing cardiac arrhythmias. In Comas and Syncope: Causes, Prevention and Treatment (pp. 167-178). Nova Science Publishers, Inc..