Syncope due to Autonomic Dysfunction. Diagnosis and Management

Wayne O Adkisson, David G Benditt

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Syncope is one of several disorders that cause transient loss of consciousness. Cerebral hypoperfusion is the proximate cause of syncope. Transient or fixed autonomic nervous system dysfunction is a major contributor in many causes. A structured approach to the evaluation of syncope allows for more effective therapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)691-710
Number of pages20
JournalMedical Clinics of North America
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015


  • Orthostatic hypotension
  • Primary and secondary autonomic dysfunction
  • Syncope


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