Treatment of vasovagal syncope: Pacemaker or crossing legs?

Nynke Van Dijk, Mark P. Harms, Mark Linzer, Wouter Wieling

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)347-349
Number of pages3
JournalClinical Autonomic Research
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jan 1 2000


  • Leg crossing
  • Pacemaker
  • Vasovagal syncope


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