Chapter 3. Dysautonomic (Orthostatic) Syncope

  1. Blair P. Grubb MD1 and
  2. Brian Olshansky MD2
  1. Blair P. Grubb MD

Published Online: 16 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470994801.ch3

Syncope: Mechanisms and Management, Second Edition

Syncope: Mechanisms and Management, Second Edition

How to Cite

Grubb, B. P. (2005) Dysautonomic (Orthostatic) Syncope, in Syncope: Mechanisms and Management, Second Edition (eds B. P. Grubb and B. Olshansky), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470994801.ch3

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics Director, Cardiac Electrophysiology Section Medical College of Ohio Toledo, OH

  2. 2

    Professor of Medicine Director, Cardiac Electrophysiology University of Iowa Medical Center Iowa City, IA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 NOV 2007
  2. Published Print: 26 MAY 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405122078

Online ISBN: 9780470994801

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Keywords:

  • dysautonomic (orthostatic) syncope;
  • autonomic dysfunction;
  • blood circulation;
  • human posture;
  • sympathetic nervous system;
  • hydrostatic indifference point

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Historical aspects

  • Maintenance of postural normotension

  • Disturbances in orthostatic regulation

  • Secondary causes

  • Clinical features

  • Evaluation

  • Therapeutic measures

  • Conclusions