Syncope Cases

Syncope Cases

Editor(s): Roberto García-Civera, Gonzalo Barón-Esquivias, Jean-Jacques Blanc, Michele Brignole, Angel Moya i Mitjans, Ricardo Ruiz-Granell, Wouter Wieling

Published Online: 16 NOV 2007

Print ISBN: 9781405151092

Online ISBN: 9780470995013

DOI: 10.1002/9780470995013

About this Book

This book presents a unique collection of clinical cases to help combat the difficulty of diagnosis and treatment of Syncope. Medical professionals using this book are provided with a reference to a large array of succinctly described and illustrated clinical scenarios. Each case is presented with the results of appropriate tests and critical comments about the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment according to guidelines.

Syncope is considered a difficult diagnostic and treatment problem for all who work in the field. Regardless of your prior knowledge, you will find the case studies easy to digest, enlightening, and immediately pertinent to improving the care patients - giving you confidence in your diagnosis and your advice.

The editors have developed a lively and easy-to-read book with a focused expert editorial commentary, offering the reader a broader and easily understood context for each case, as well as key citations from the literature.

Syncope Cases is a valuable contribution to your collection; edited by seven prominent authorities on the management of syncope from four countries, with more than 130 contributors, this book provides a unique additional step in the fostering of a better understanding of the many factors that can cause syncope, with the ultimate goal of facilitating the delivery of more precise and cost-effective care for syncope patients. It is a contribution that should be widely read, and one that offers the possibility of distinctly enhancing medical care of the syncope patient.

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Neurally Mediated (Reflex) Syncope - Clinical Presentation

    1. Chapter 2

      Typical Vasovagal Syncope (Blood/Injury Phobia) (pages 8–9)

      R. García Civera, R. Ruiz Granell, S. Morell Cabedo and A. Llácer Escorihuela

    2. Chapter 6

      Tilt-Induced Syncope: Cardioinhibitory Response (pages 19–20)

      G. Barón Esquivias, N. Romero, S. Gómez Moreno, A. Pedrote Martínez, A. Martínez Martínez and F. Errázquin Sáenz de Tejada

    3. Chapter 10

      Syncope and Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (pages 29–33)

      R. García Civera, R. Ruiz Granell, S. Morell Cabedo and R. Sanjuán Mañez

    4. Chapter 12

      Psychogenic Reaction During Tilt-Table Testing (pages 36–37)

      R. García Civera, R. Ruiz Granell, S. Morell Cabedo and R. Sanjuán Mañez

    5. Chapter 13

      Neuromediated Syncope Presenting as a Paroxysmal Atrioventricular Block (pages 38–40)

      R. Sanjuán Mañez, L. Facila, M. L. Blasco, R. García Civera, R. Ruiz Granell and S. Morell Cabedo

    6. Chapter 15

      Neuromediated Syncope Masquerading as Unexplained Falls (pages 44–47)

      R. García Civera, R. Ruiz Granell, S. Morell Cabedo and R. Sanjuán Mañez

    7. Chapter 16

      Post-Exercise Vasovagal Syncope (pages 46–48)

      C.T.P. Krediet, A.A.M. Wilde, J. R. Halliwill and W. Wieling

    8. Chapter 17

      Post-Exercise Neuromediated Syncope (pages 49–51)

      R. García Civera, R. Ruiz Granell, S. Morell Cabedo and R. Sanjuán Mañez

    9. Chapter 18

      Vasovagal Syncope Interrupting Sleep (pages 52–54)

      C.T.P. Krediet, D. L. Jardine, P. Cortelli, A.G.R. Visman and W. Wieling

    10. Chapter 24

      Transient Glossopharyngeal Syncope (pages 66–68)

      E. Puggioni, P. Donateo, F. Croci, R. Maggi, A. Solano and M. Brignole

    11. Chapter 25

      Tussive Syncope (pages 69–70)

      S. Morell Cabedo, R. Ruiz Granell, R. Sanjuán Mañez and R. García Civera

  2. Part I: Neurally Mediated (Reflex) Syncope - Treatment

    1. Chapter 28

      Long-Term Follow-Up of Vasovagal Syncope with a Long Asystolic Pause (pages 77–81)

      N. Romero, G. Barón Esquivias, S. Gómez Moreno, A. Pedrote Martínez, A. Martínez Martínez and F. Errázquin Sáenz de Tejada

    2. Chapter 30

      Vasovagal Syncope Averted Using Arm-Tensing Maneuvers (pages 85–86)

      F. Croci, P. Donateo, D. Oddone, A. Solano, E. Puggioni, R. Maggi and M. Brignole

  3. Part I: Neurally Mediated (Reflex) Syncope - Carotid Sinus Syndrome

    1. Chapter 37

      Complex Cardioinhibitory Neurally Mediated Syncope (pages 104–105)

      P. Donateo, D. Oddone, A. Solano, F. Croci, E. Puggioni, R. Maggi and M. Brignole

    2. Chapter 38

      Carotid Hypersensitivity Syndrome Secondary to Neck Tumor (pages 106–107)

      S. Gómez Moreno, G. Barón Esquivias, A. Pedrote Martínez, F. Errázquin Sáenz de Tejada and A. Martínez Martínez

    3. Chapter 41

      Unexplained Falls in Older Patients (pages 113–114)

      A. Ungar, N. Malin, T. Cellai, A. Landi, A. Maraviglia and G. Masotti

  4. Part II: Orthostatic Hypotension

    1. Chapter 52

      Orthostatic Hypotension and Syncope in a Patient with Pheochromocytoma (pages 147–149)

      B. Daga Calejero, E. Gutierrez Ibáñez, A. Carmona Ainat, A. Sánchez Val, J. Pelegrín Díaz and G. Rodrigo Trallero

  5. Part III: Arrhythmic Syncope

    1. Chapter 53

      Syncope and the Brugada Syndrome (pages 151–155)

      R. García Civera, R. Ruiz Granell, S. Morell Cabedo and R. Sanjuán Mañez

    2. Chapter 56

      Syncope in a Case of Acquired Long QT Syndrome (pages 163–164)

      R. Sanjuán Mañez, R. García Civera, S. Morell Cabedo and R. Ruiz Granell

    3. Chapter 57

      Syncope Due to Torsade De Pointes in an HIV-Infected Patient Receiving Methadone Treatment (pages 165–167)

      I. Anguera, M. Gil, M. Sala, O. Chapinal, M. Cervantes, J. R. Gumè, F. Segura and A. Martínez Rubio

    4. Chapter 58

      Congenital Long QT Syndrome (pages 168–169)

      A. Solano, P. Donateo, M. Brignole, D. Oddone and F. Croci

    5. Chapter 61

      Short-Coupled Variant of Torsade De Pointes (pages 175–176)

      R. García Civera, R. Ruiz Granell, S. Morell Cabedo and R. Sanjuán Mañez

    6. Chapter 66

      Adenosine Triphosphate-Sensitive Paroxysmal Atrioventricular Block (pages 190–191)

      R. Maggi, M. Brignole, P. Donateo, A. Solano, D. Oddone, F. Croci and E. Puggioni

    7. Chapter 68

      Syncope Due to Paroxysmal Junctional Tachycardia (pages 194–196)

      R. García Civera, S. Morell Cabedo, R. Sanjuán Mañez and R. Ruiz Granell

    8. Chapter 74

      Neuromediated Syncope Inducing Atrial Fibrillation (pages 213–215)

      R. García Civera, R. Ruiz Granell, S. Morell Cabedo and R. Sanjuán Mañez

    9. Chapter 76

      Syncope Due to Idiopathic Left Ventricular Tachycardia (pages 219–221)

      L. García Riesco, A. Pedrote Martínez, E. Arana, G. Barón Esquivias and F. Errázquin Sáenz de Tejada

    10. Chapter 77

      Syncope and Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Dysplasia (pages 222–223)

      E. Arana, A. Pedrote Martínez, F. Errázquin Sáenz de Tejada and G. Barón Esquivias

  6. Part IV: Syncope and Cardiovascular Disease

    1. Chapter 85

      Acute Coronary Syndrome Presenting as Syncope (pages 241–245)

      R. García Civera, R. Ruiz Granell, S. Morell Cabedo and R. Sanjuán Mañez

    2. Chapter 86

      Syncope as an Isolated Manifestation of Left Main Coronary Artery Occlusion (pages 246–247)

      A. Sánchez González, J. A. Fournier Andray, S. M. Ballesteros Pradas, L.S. Díaz de la Llera and M. Villa Gil-Ortega

    3. Chapter 88

      Acute Myocardial Infarction and Complete Heart Block: Early Revascularization Procedure (pages 250–251)

      S. Gómez Moreno, G. Barón Esquivias, L.S. Díaz de la Llera, A. Pedrote Martínez, F. Errázquin Sáenz de Tejada and A. Martínez Martínez

    4. Chapter 94

      Syncope in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy, Atrial Fibrillation, and Rapid Ventricular Response (pages 270–271)

      S. Gómez Moreno, G. Barón Esquivias, E. Lage Gallé, A. Pedrote Martínez, F. Errázquin Sáenz de Tejada and A. Martínez Martínez

    5. Chapter 96

      Carcinoid Syndrome (pages 276–277)

      S. Gómez Moreno, G. Barón Esquivias, F. López Pardo, M. J. Rodríguez Puras and A. Martínez Martínez

    6. Chapter 97

      Syncope and Myotonic Dystrophy (pages 278–282)

      J. L. Merino, R. Peinado, M. Gnoatto and M. González Vasserot

    7. Chapter 98

      Syncope in a Patient with Kearns-Sayre Syndrome (pages 283–284)

      L. García Riesco, A. Pedrote Martínez, E. Arana, G. Barón Esquivias and F. Errázquin Sáenz de Tejada

    8. Chapter 100

      Syncope After Aortic Valve Replacement (pages 288–290)

      G. Gusi, I. Anguera, M. Cazorla, S. Galán and A. Martínez Rubio

    9. Chapter 102

      Presyncope Due to Left Atrial Myxoma (pages 295–297)

      B. Vaquerizo, A. Peláez González, V. Montagud Balaguer, M. T. Tuzón Segarra and M. D. Orriach

    10. Chapter 103

      Syncope Due to Left Atrial Thrombus (pages 298–299)

      F. López Pardo, G. Barón Esquivias, A. Pedrote Martínez, M. Fernández Quero and F. Errázquin Sáenz de Tejada

    11. Chapter 105

      Syncope in Acute Aortic Dissection (pages 304–306)

      R. Sanjuán Mañez, M. L. Blasco, J. Martínez León and R. Ruiz Granell

    12. Chapter 106

      Pulmonary Embolism Presenting as Syncope (pages 307–309)

      V. Montagud Balaguer, A. Peláez González, P. Aguar Carrascosa, M. T. Tuzón Segarra and A. Salvador Sanz

    13. Chapter 108

      Multiple Malignant Causes of Syncope in a Young Girl (pages 312–316)

      R. Ruiz Granell, F. Nuñez, J. I. Muñoz, S. Morell Cabedo, A. Roselló and R. García Civera

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