COMMENTARY: Physical counterpressure maneuvers reduced vasovagal syncope

Evans, Arthur T.
March 2007
ACP Journal Club;Mar/Apr2007, Vol. 146 Issue 2, p41
Academic Journal
The article presents the author's views about a study which states that physical counter pressure maneuvers reduced vasovagal syncope. Treatments focused on the bradycardia have proven ineffective in rigorous studies. Treatments designed to counteract the peripheral vasodilation are potentially harmful, unproven, and inefficient ß-blockers were considered promising because they were thought to block the afferent stimulus for the vasovagal reflex.


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