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Vasovagal syncope masquerading as unexplained falls in an elderly patient

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Steve Parry, Professor Rose Anne Kenny


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The authors report the case of a 78-year-old woman who had recurrent, unexplained falls, No witness account of these episodes was available. During head-up tilt testing, the patient had vasodepressor vasovagal syncope, Afterwards, she had amnesia from loss of consciousness. Her symptoms (falls) responded to the withdrawal (A culprit medications.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Kenny RA; Parry SW

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Canadian Journal of Cardiology

Year: 2002

Volume: 18

Issue: 7

Pages: 757-758

ISSN (print): 0828-282X

ISSN (electronic): 1916-7075

Publisher: Pulsus Group Inc.