Postural sway in patients with syncope and poor orthostatic tolerance

Claydon, V. E.; Hainsworth, R.
November 2006
Heart;Nov2006, Vol. 92 Issue 11, p1688
Academic Journal
The article discusses a study which examined postural sway in patients with syncope and poor orthostatic tolerance. In patients with uncomplicated posturally-related syncope, a failure to compensate for poor reflex control of the circulation by enhanced postural sway may contribute to their vulnerability to episodes of postural syncope.


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