Cardiovascular Autonomic Testing Revisited

Cardiovascular Autonomic Testing Revisited


Dr. Artur Fedorowski outlines the practical skills needed to perform a successful cardiovascular and autonomic workup in unexplained syncope and cardiovascular dysautonomia.

Syncope is a common presentation in clinical practice but it continues to present diagnostic and management problems. While continuous blood pressure monitoring delivers better test results, and therefore better treatment, some clinicians still use non-continuous blood pressure monitoring during autonomic testing. Important advances in cardiovascular diagnostics have allowed for better understanding of syncope pathophysiology. Recent international consensus on syncope and cardiovascular autonomic testing has emphasized the role of two main pathways in syncope investigation: the cardiac pathway consisting of standard cardiac tests and prolonged ECG monitoring, and the autonomic pathway consisting of a battery of cardiovascular autonomic tests.

During this webinar sponsored by Finapres Medical Systems, Dr. Artur Fedorowski explains the physiology of syncope and orthostatic intolerance. He discusses the background behind the current guidelines, and advises on the practical skills required to perform a successful cardiovascular and autonomic workup from his extensive experience.

Key Learning Objectives Include:

  • The definition of Syncope and its three main aetiologies
  • Updates on syndromes that complicate syncope investigation
  • New perspectives on the use of tests assisting in syncope diagnosis
  • How to manage difficult syncope cases

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About the presenter:

Artur Fedorowski, PhD
Senior Consultant; Associate Professor
Lund University/Skåne University Hospital, Malmö, Sweden

Dr. Artur Fedorowski received his MD and PhD from the Wroclaw Medical University in Poland, where he received specialist training in internal medicine and cardiology. He has been an Associate Professor at Lund University since 2013 and a Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology since 2016. With over 100 publications and authorship in three books, Dr. Fedorowski has extensive experience in Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine. His research interests include syncope, orthostatic hypotension, cardiac arrhythmias, cardiovascular autonomic dysfunction, hypertension, biomarkers, autoimmune cardiovascular diseases and genetics of cardiovascular disease.