Syncope and orthostatic intolerance - mechanisms, biomarkers and treatment implications

Projekt: Forskning


Syncope and orthostatic intolerance are common clinical problems. The vasovagal reflex, the most common mechanism of loss of consciousness, is frequently related to orthostatic intolerance. Within syndromes of orthostatic intolerance, three distinct syncope-related conditions are traditionally defined: orthostatic hypotension, postural tachycardia syndrome and orthostatic (vasovagal) reflex syncope, the latter showing no haemodynamic signs of the two former conditions during the presyncopal phase. The treatment of reflex syncope and orthostatic intolerance poses a clinical challenge, especially when symptoms are severe.

Based on the syncope unit at Skåne University Hospital This project covers broad aspects of syncope and orthostatic intolerance with focus on underlying mechanisms, biomarkers and treatment implications.
Gällande start-/slutdatum2016/01/04 → …