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 will explain the physiology of syncope and orthostatic intolerance. He will discuss the background behind the current guidelines, and advise on the practical skills required to perform a successful cardiovascular and autonomic workup from his extensive experience.
Key Topics 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
Senior Consultant & Associate Professor