The autonomic nervous system dysregulation in response to orthostatic stress in children with neurocardiogenic syncope


Topcu B., AKALIN F.

CARDIOLOGY IN THE YOUNG, vol.20, no.2, pp.165-172, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 20 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1017/s1047951109991211
  • Title of Journal : CARDIOLOGY IN THE YOUNG
  • Page Numbers: pp.165-172
  • Keywords: Syncope, vasovagal, neurocardiogenic, head-up tilt test, heart rate variability, autonomic functions, HEART-RATE-VARIABILITY, NEURALLY-MEDIATED SYNCOPE, VASOVAGAL SYNCOPE, UP TILT, UNEXPLAINED SYNCOPE, FAMILIAL OCCURRENCE, DOMAIN ANALYSES, VAGAL CONTROL, TIME, HERITABILITY

Abstract

Neurocardiogenic syncope is a common disorder, which is considered as a benign condition. However, sudden loss of conscience and muscle tone causes anxiety among the family members due to its similarity to sudden death. Autonomic nervous system dysregulation is thought to be responsible in the aetiology. Heart rate variability is used for assessment of autonomic nervous system.