What can improve the prognosis of cardiac syncope?

Updated: Jan 13, 2017
  • Author: Rumm Morag, MD, FACEP; Chief Editor: Erik D Schraga, MD  more...
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However, some patients do well after definitive surgical treatment or pacemaker placement. Evaluation by a cardiologist for pacemaker placement should be considered in select patients older than 40 years who have recurrent syncope that is confirmed to be neurally mediated syncope (NMS) with a documented period of asystole. Preliminary data suggests that although syncope may recur in this subset of patients, the frequency is reduced by more than 50%. [11]


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