Pathophysiology of reflex syncope: A review

Wayne O. Adkisson, David G. Benditt

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In this correspondence, the pathophysiology of reflex syncope (vasovagal syncope, carotid sinus syndrome, and situational syncope) is reviewed, including clarification of the nomenclature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1088-1097
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of cardiovascular electrophysiology
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 2017

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
Dr. Benditt is supported in part by a grant in support of heart-brain research from the Dr. Earl E. Bakken family.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2017 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

Copyright 2018 Elsevier B.V., All rights reserved.


  • nomenclature
  • pathophysiology
  • reflex syncope
  • situational syncope
  • vasovagal syncope


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