Tilt-induced cardioinhibitory syncope: A follow-up study in 16 patients

Pietro Guaraldi, Giovanna Calandra-Buonaura, Rossana Terlizzi, Annagrazia Cecere, Laura Solieri, Giorgio Barletta, Pietro Cortelli

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Introduction: The exact clinical and prognostic significance and the therapeutic implications of asystole induced by head-up tilt test are still a matter of debate. Methods We assessed, by means of a semi-structured interview, the long-term outcome of cardioinhibitory syncope in all the patients who presented a tilt-induced sinus arrest of more than 3 s in our Autonomic Unit between 1996 and 2010. Conclusions: Although syncopal recurrences were common, tilt-induced asystole did not imply a poor prognosis in terms of death or major therapeutic procedures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)155-160
Number of pages6
JournalClinical Autonomic Research
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2012


  • Asystole
  • Head-up tilt
  • Long-term outcome
  • Reflex syncope

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Endocrine and Autonomic Systems


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