Clinical papers

Medical articles are available in this area on the following topics:

Syncope       Orthostatic Hypotension      Reflex Anoxic Seizures (RAS)       Postural Tachcardia Syndrome   Devices

 

Syncope and Your Heart Seminar

Nelson Prager, MD, a specialist in cardiac electrophysiology

Dr. Prager discusses syncope, its causes, implications and treatments.

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Patient associations as stakeholders: a valuable partner for facilitating access to therapy

Europace
Trudie C.A. Lobban and A. John Camm

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Syncope

 

Management of Transient Loss of Consciousness: National
Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence Guideline

NICE found 27 studies on strategies for the initial assessment that might help doctors predict whether the patient has a serious cause of TLoC, 15 studies of electrocardiograms in patients with TLoC, and 102 studies about more complicated heart tests for patients with TLoC. The most common cause of TLoC was vasovagal syncope, or an “uncomplicated faint.”

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Synopsis of the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence
Guideline for Management of Transient Loss of Consciousness

Paul N. Cooper, DM; Maggie Westby, PhD; David W. Pitcher, MD; and Ian Bullock, PhD

Transient loss of consciousness (TLoC) is common and often leads to incorrect diagnosis, unnecessary investigation, or inappropriate choice of specialist referral.

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Effectiveness of Midodrine treatment in patients with recurrent vasovagal syncope not responding to non-pharmacological
treatment (STAND-trial)

Jacobus J.C.M. Romme1, Nynke van Dijk2, Ingeborg K. Go-Scho¨n3,4,
Johannes B. Reitsma1, and Wouter Wieling3*

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Clustering syncope in a young male with temporal lobe seizures

Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology 2006, 48: 687–689

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Management of Transient Loss of Consciousness: National
Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence Guideline Summaries for Patients

Annals of Internal Medicine(volume 155, pages 543-549).The authors are P.N. Cooper, M. Westby, D.W. Pitcher, and I. Bullock.

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Synopsis of the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence Guideline for Management of Transient Loss of Consciousness

2011

Annals of Internal Medicine Volume 155 • Number 8
Paul N. Cooper, DM; Maggie Westby, PhD; David W. Pitcher, MD; and Ian Bullock, PhD

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Dizziness and Pre-Syncope

Journal of the American College of Cardiology Vol. 58, No. 11, 2011
Matthias Hasun, MD, Robert Manka, MD, Thomas F. Lüscher, MD, Ulf Landmesser, MD

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Recurrent Syncope in a Cancer Patient: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

Jyoti Sharma, MD, Anne H. Dougherty, MD

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Transient loss of consciousness and syncope in children and young people: what you need to know

K Martin, G Bates and W P Whitehouse
Arch Dis Child Educ Pract Ed 2010 95: 66-72

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Cerebral Syncope in children

Antonio Rodriguez-Nunez, Santiago Fernandez-Cebrian, Alejandro Perez-Munuzuri,

Federico Martinon-Torres, Jesus Eirls-Punal, and Jose Maria Martinon-Sanchez

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Cerebral Syncope: Insights from Valsalva Maneuver

European Neurology, 2005;54:98–102
Yu-Ming Chuang, Han-Haw Hu, and Po-Jung Pan

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Psychogenic Syncope? A Cautionary Note

Khalil Kanjawal, Beverly Karabin, Yousef Kanjwal, Blair P. Grubb
PACE Vol.32

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Orthostatic Hypotension

 

Postural tachycardia syndrome after vaccination with Gardasil

Department of Neurology, State University of New School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Buffalo, NY, USA

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Clinical presentation and management of patients with hyperadrenergic postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome. A single center experience

Khalil Kanjwal1, Bilal Saeed2, Beverly Karabin1, Yousuf Kanjwal1, Blair P. Grubb1

Cardiology Journal
2011, Vol. 18, No. X, pp. 1.x

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Neurocardiogenic Syncope Coexisting with Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome in Patients Suffering from Orthostatic Intolerance: A Combined form of Autonomic Dysfunction

K Kanjwal, M Sheikh, B Karabin, Y Kanjwal, and B P. Grubb
PACE 2010

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Use of Octreotide in the Treatment of Refractory Orthostatic Intolerance

American Journal of Therapeutics 0, 000–000 (2010)
Khalil Kanjwal, Bilal Saeed, Beverly Karabin, Yousuf Kanjwal, Blair P. Grubb

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Orthostatic Hypotension and Autonomic Failure

Grubb, Blair P, Kanjwal Yousef, Karabin Beverly, Imran Nasar, ‘Orthostatic Hypotension and Autonomic Failure: A Concise Guide to Diagnosis and Management’, Clinical Medicine: Cardiology 2008: 2, 279-291

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Reflex Anoxic Seizures (RAS)

 

New insights into an emerging entity

The Journal of Pediatrics,Volume 136, Number 4 Cerebral Syncope
Reflex Asystolic Syncope: a case controlled study of family history
Trudie Lobban - Syncope Trust And Reflex anoxic Seizures, Stratford-upon-Avon, UK Gordon Bates - Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service, Children’s Hospital, Birmingham, UK Paraic Curran - Paediatric Neurology, Queen’s Medical Centre
Jacqueline Collier UK - Academic Child Health, University of Nottingham, UK William P Whitehouse - Paediatric Neurology, Queen’s Medical Centre; Academic Child Health, University of Nottingham, UK

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Reflex Asystolic Syncope: results of a pilot parent questionnaire

Trudie Lobban - Syncope Trust And Reflex anoxic Seizures, Stratford-upon-Avon, UK Sasha Hvidsten - Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service, Coventry, UK Gordon Bates - Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service, Coventry, UK William Whitehouse - Princess of Wales Children’s Hospital, Birmingham and Queen’s Medical Centre, University of Nottingham, UK

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Reflex Asystolic Syncope: associated features, impact and family history

William Whitehouse - Child Neurology, Queen’s Medical Centre, University of Nottingham UK Trudie Lobban - Syncope Trust And Reflex anoxic Seizures, Stratford-upon-Avon, UK R Gayatri - Child Neurology, Queen’s Medical Centre, University of Nottingham UK
Jacqueline Collier - Child Neurology, Queen’s Medical Centre, University of Nottingham UK Gordon Bates - Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service, Park View Clinic, Birmingham, UK
Syncopal seizure semiology in children Trudie Lobban - Syncope Trust And Reflex anoxic Seizures, Stratford-upon-Avon, UK
Santosh Mordekar - Child Neurology, Queen’s Medical Centre, University of Nottingham UK Jacqueline Collier - Child Neurology, Queen’s Medical Centre, University of Nottingham UK
Gordon Bates - Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service, Park View Clinic, Birmingham, UK William Whitehouse - Child Neurology, Queen’s Medical Centre, University of Nottingham UK

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Reflex anoxic seizures (‘white breath-holding’): non epileptic vagal attacks

J.B.P Stephenson
Reprinted from Archives of Disease in Childhood Vol. 53 No.3 March 1978

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Postural Tacycardia Syndrome (POTS)

 

Clinical presentation and management of patients with hyperadrenergic postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome. A single center experience

Khalil Kanjwal, Bilal Saeed, Beverly Karabin, Yousuf Kanjwal, Blair P. Grubb
Cardiology Journal 2011, Vol. 18, No. X

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Living with postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome

Lorna Busmer
British Journal of Cardiac Nursing, Vol 6, Issue 7, 01 July 2011, pp 358-359

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New onset postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome following ablation of AV node re-entrant tachycardia

K Kanjwal, B Karabin, M Sheikh, Y Kanjwa, B P. Grubb
J Interv Card Electrophysiol

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Pyridostigmine in the Treatment of Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia: A Single-Center Experience

K Kanjwal, B Karabin, M Sheikh, L Elmer, Y Kanjwal, B Saeed, and B Grubb
PACE 2011

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Use of Methylphenidate in the Treatment of Patients Suffering From Refractory Postural Tachycardia Syndrome

American Journal of Therapeutics 0, 000–000 (2010)
Khalil Kanjwal, Bilal Saeed, Beverly Karabin, Yousuf Kanjwal, and Blair P. Grubb

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Autonomic Dysfunction Presenting as Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome in Patients with Multiple Sclerosis


International Journal of Medical Sciences, 2010, 7
Khalil Kanjwal, Beverly Karabin, Yousuf Kanjwal, Blair P Grubb

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Outcomes of Pregnancy in Patients with Pre-existing Postural Tachycardia Syndrome

Khalil Kanjawal, Beverly Karabin, Yousef Kanjwal, Blair P. Grubb
PACE

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Medical Devices

 

Role of Pacing in Neurally Mediated Syncope

Vikas Kuriachan and Robert Sheldon

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Long-Term Follow-Up of Patients With Long-QT Syndrome

Parvin C. Dorostkar, MD, MS; Michael Eldar, MD;
Bernard Belhassen, MD; Melvin M. Scheinman, MD
Circulation 1999, 100:2431-2436

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Ethical Dilemmas and End-of-Life Choices for Patients with Implantable Cardiac Devices: Decisions Regarding Discontinuation of Therapy

Blair P. Grubb, Beverly Karabin
Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine, DOI 10.1007/s11936-011-0136-7

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Observations on Optimal Programming of Closed Loop Cardiac Pacemakers in Patients with Refractory Neurocardiogenic Syncope

Khalil Kanjwal and Blair P. Grubb
The Journal of Innovations in Cardiac Rhythm Management, 2 (2011), 1–5

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Use of an implantable loop recorder to increase the diagnostic yield in unexplained syncope: results from the PICTURE registry

Nils Edvardsson, Viveka Frykman, Rob van Mechelen, Peter Mitro,
Afsaneh Mohii-Oskarsson, Jean-Luc Pasquie´, Hemanth Ramanna,
Frank Schwertfeger, Rodolfo Ventura, Despina Voulgaraki, Claudio Garutti,Pelle Stolt, and Nicholas J. Linker on behalf of the PICTURE Study Investigators

Europace Advance Access published November 19, 2010

 

Good Outcome Following Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrest in a Child with Long QT Syndrome

Bristol Royal Hospital for Children, Marlborough Street, Bristol

Richard M Beringer, Clinical fellow, Paediatric Intensive Care Unit, Bristol Royal Hospital for Children, James Fraser and Andrew Gibson Paramedic Officer

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Initial Experience With a Technique for Wound Closure after Cardiac Device Implantation Designed to Reduce Infection and Minimize Tissue Scar Formation

Blair P. Grubb, Marlene Welch,Beverly Karabin,Warren Foster, Dong Zhang,and Khalil Kanjwal
American Journal of Therapeutics 0, 000–000 (2010)

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Role of Pacing in the Management of Neurocardiogenic Syncope

Paul A. Levine, MD
St. Jude Medical CRMD, Sylmar and Loma Linda University School of Medicine,
CA, USA

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Dual-Chamber Pacing in the Treatment of Neurally Mediated Tilt-Positive

Circulation 2000; 102; 294-299
Paolo Giani and Angel Moya, Richard Sutton, Michele Brignole, Carlo Menozzi, Antonio Raviele, Paolo Alboni, Paolo Giani and Angel Moya

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A case of mistaken identity: Asystole causing convulsions identified using implantable loop recorder.

Int. J. Med. Sci. 2010, 7
Khalil Kanjwal, Beverly Karabin, Yousuf Kanjwal, Blair P Grubb

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An Anatomic-Based Approach for the Placement of Implantable Loop Recorders

PACE, 2010
Blair P. Grubb, Marlene Welch, Khalil Kanjwal, Beverly Karabin and Yousuf Kanjwal

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Differentiation of Convulsive Syncope from Epilepsy with an Implantable Loop Recorder

Khalil Kanjawal, Beverly Karabin, Yousef Kanjwal, Blair P. Grubb
International Journal of Medical Sciences

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Clinical Symptoms Associated with Asystolic or Bradycardic Responses on Implantable Loop Recorder Monitoring in Patients with Recurrent Syncope

Khalil Kanjawal, Beverly Karabin, Yousef Kanjwal, Blair P. Grubb
International Journal of Medical Sciences

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