Vol 17, No 4 (2010)
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Is it possible to accurately differentiate neurocardiogenic syncope from epilepsy?

Dmitry Duplyakov, Galina Golovina, Svetlana Garkina, Natalia Lyukshina
Cardiol J 2010;17(4):420-427.

Abstract

Global cerebral hypoperfusion resulting in syncope, and asynchronous discharge of cerebral neurons leading to seizure, are two major mechanisms of transient loss of consciousness. They both have a lot in common in clinical and historical settings, although with a high prevalence of incorrect diagnosis, even by well-trained staff. The aim of this review was to try to combine data from both a cardiologist’s and a neurologist’s perspective (history taking, special questionnaires, serum prolactin, EEG, CT/MRI, tilt-testing, loop recorders).
(Cardiol J 2010; 17, 4: 420-427)

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