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 language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Comas and Syncope|
|Subtitle of host publication||Causes, Prevention and Treatment|
|Publisher||Nova Science Publishers, Inc.|
|Number of pages||12|
|State||Published - Dec 1 2012|
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