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Vol 21, No 6 (2014)
Review paper
Published online: 2014-12-18
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Does non-pharmacological treatment affect outcomes in dysautonomic syndromes?

Denise Hachul
DOI: 10.5603/CJ.2014.0093
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Cardiol J 2014;21(6):611-615.

open access

Vol 21, No 6 (2014)
Review articles
Published online: 2014-12-18

Abstract

Dysautonomic syndromes are very common clinical conditions with different presentations and a wide spectrum of mechanisms. Many non-pharmacological and pharmacological interventions have been recommended to treat dysautonomic patients along these years, but the majority of them were not supported by multicenter controlled trials. General measures, like water drinking and salt intake, avoiding triggers and recognizing prodromal symptoms, as well as performing orthostatic training and physical conditioning are commonly able to improve symptoms and avoid syncope and falls. In this article, we will explore why and how such measures are applied to treat patients with dysautonomic syndromes, based on the physiopathology of these disorders.

Abstract

Dysautonomic syndromes are very common clinical conditions with different presentations and a wide spectrum of mechanisms. Many non-pharmacological and pharmacological interventions have been recommended to treat dysautonomic patients along these years, but the majority of them were not supported by multicenter controlled trials. General measures, like water drinking and salt intake, avoiding triggers and recognizing prodromal symptoms, as well as performing orthostatic training and physical conditioning are commonly able to improve symptoms and avoid syncope and falls. In this article, we will explore why and how such measures are applied to treat patients with dysautonomic syndromes, based on the physiopathology of these disorders.

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Keywords

dysautonomic syndromes, syncope

About this article
Title

Does non-pharmacological treatment affect outcomes in dysautonomic syndromes?

Journal

Cardiology Journal

Issue

Vol 21, No 6 (2014)

Article type

Review paper

Pages

611-615

Published online

2014-12-18

DOI

10.5603/CJ.2014.0093

Bibliographic record

Cardiol J 2014;21(6):611-615.

Keywords

dysautonomic syndromes
syncope

Authors

Denise Hachul

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