A 50-year-old male patient continued to experience syncope after implantation of a pacemaker. During cardiovascular examination, the patient showed a typical vasovagal response, with normal pacemaker function. Leg crossing, which prohibits the pooling of blood in the legs and abdomen, at the onset of symptoms helped to prevent this response. The authors recommend a course of leg crossing as a measure to treat vasovagal syncope.
- Leg crossing
- Vasovagal syncope