Upright tilt table testing and syncope evaluation

Syncope is a state of unconsciousness, the process of syncope is sudden and transient. Transient and widespread cerebral ischemia/hypoxia are the reasons of syncope. Sixty percent to seventy percent of the patients suffering from syncope have no categorical reasoning, although lots of assisted exami...

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Published in:Hang tian yi xue yu yi xue gong cheng = Space medicine & medical engineering, Vol. 15, No. 2 (2002), p. 136-9
Main Author: Yao, Yong-jie
Other Involved Persons: Sun, Xi-qing ; Wu, Xing-yu ; Wu, Yan-hong
Format: Article
Language:Chinese
ISSN:1002-0837
Item Description:Date Completed 02.07.2002
Date Revised 19.11.2015
published: Print
Citation Status MEDLINE
Copyright: From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine
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  • Syncope is a state of unconsciousness, the process of syncope is sudden and transient. Transient and widespread cerebral ischemia/hypoxia are the reasons of syncope. Sixty percent to seventy percent of the patients suffering from syncope have no categorical reasoning, although lots of assisted examinations had been carried out. Those syncope are called unexplained syncope or unknown origin syncope. Basic upright tilt table test, as well as isoproterenol tilt table test, is a quite effective diagnostic technique for unexplained syncope. This paper reviewed the value of upright tilt [correction of tile] table test in diagnosing unexplained syncope. The method of experiment, information of it's clinical application and points for attention with test were also introduced