Friday, March 15, 2013

Is pacing effective in vasovagal syncope?

It's no cure but it has a role and patient selection is important.  The pendulum has swung back and forth on this topic.  The Vasovagal Pacemaker Study of some years ago failed to show a benefit when patient selection was based on tilt testing.  But an abstract just presented at ACC showed benefit after careful patient selection based on evaluation via an implanted event monitor.

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