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Published online: 2008-02-04
Submitted: 2012-12-28
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Original article
High incidence of tachyarrhythmias detected by an implantable loop recorder in patients with unexplained syncope

Christiana Schernthaner, Franz Danmayr, Johann Altenberger, Maximilian Pichler, Bernhard Strohmer
Kardiol Pol 2008;66(1):37-44.

open access

Vol 66, No 1 (2008)
Other
Published online: 2008-02-04
Submitted: 2012-12-28

Abstract


Background:

Syncope is a complex clinical syndrome that may be challenging with respect to a definite diagnosis. The implantable loop recorder (ILR) is a useful tool to define but also to exclude an arrhythmic aetiology.
Aim:

To investigate the causes of recurrent syncope or near-syncope with respect to underlying arrhythmias in non-selected consecutive patients monitored with an ILR.
Methods:

A retrospective study was conducted including 55 patients (34 men, 21 women; age 60±19 years) with unexplained syncope who received an ILR for prolonged monitoring at our institution between April 1998 and October 2006.
Results:

Forty (73%) patients had a recurrence of syncope or near-syncope. Structural heart disease was present in 18 (33%) patients, 4 of them having an ejection fraction

Abstract


Background:

Syncope is a complex clinical syndrome that may be challenging with respect to a definite diagnosis. The implantable loop recorder (ILR) is a useful tool to define but also to exclude an arrhythmic aetiology.
Aim:

To investigate the causes of recurrent syncope or near-syncope with respect to underlying arrhythmias in non-selected consecutive patients monitored with an ILR.
Methods:

A retrospective study was conducted including 55 patients (34 men, 21 women; age 60±19 years) with unexplained syncope who received an ILR for prolonged monitoring at our institution between April 1998 and October 2006.
Results:

Forty (73%) patients had a recurrence of syncope or near-syncope. Structural heart disease was present in 18 (33%) patients, 4 of them having an ejection fraction
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Keywords

syncope; implantable loop recorder; tachyarrhythmia

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Title


Original article
High incidence of tachyarrhythmias detected by an implantable loop recorder in patients with unexplained syncope

Journal

Kardiologia Polska (Polish Heart Journal)

Issue

Vol 66, No 1 (2008)

Pages

37-44

Published online

2008-02-04

Bibliographic record

Kardiol Pol 2008;66(1):37-44.

Keywords

syncope
implantable loop recorder
tachyarrhythmia

Authors

Christiana Schernthaner
Franz Danmayr
Johann Altenberger
Maximilian Pichler
Bernhard Strohmer

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