Leadless pacing in a young patient with cardioinhibitory vasovagal syncope

Valentina De Regibus, Darragh Moran, Gian Battista Chierchia, Pedro Brugada, Carlo de Asmundis

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Abstract

Vasovagal syncope is characterized by vasodilatation and/or bradycardia and thereby a fall in arterial BP and global cerebral perfusion in response to a trigger. Although it is a benign condition, patients with frequent and traumatic episodes need treatment in order to improve quality of life. We describe the case of a 17-years-old boy suffering from cardioinhibitory syncope. At the end of a complete negative cardiac and neurological examination, a loop recorder was implanted. During the subsequent follow-up the ILR documented a 9-s pause. To improve the patient's compliance, and considering cardioinhibitory syncope as a temporary condition, a leadless pacemaker was eventually implanted.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)120-122
Number of pages3
JournalIndian Pacing and Electrophysiology Journal
Volume18
Issue number3
Early online date21 Dec 2017
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2018

Keywords

  • Cardioinhibitory syncope
  • Leadless pacemaker
  • Loop recorder
  • Vasovagal syncope

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