Tilt training, for recurrent neurocardiogenic syncope - Effectiveness, patient compliance, and scheduling the frequency of training sessions


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Kinay O., Yazici M., Nazli C., Acar G., Gedikli O., Altinbas A., ...More

JAPANESE HEART JOURNAL, vol.45, no.5, pp.833-843, 2004 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 45 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1536/jhj.45.833
  • Title of Journal : JAPANESE HEART JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.833-843

Abstract

Unsatisfactory results obtained with medical therapy and dual-chamber pacing for prevention of recurrent neurocardiogenic syncope necessitated the development of new treatment modalities. Tilt-training, a novel treatment for recurrent neurocardiogenic syncope based on exercise sessions with prolonged upright posture (either oil a tilt-table or standing on foot against a wall), was shown to be effective in preventing the recurrence of neurocardiogenic syncope. The purpose of this study was to demonstrate the long-term beneficial effects of a transient tilt training program lasting 2 months.