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Exercise-induced vasovagal syncope: limiting the risks.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20086907     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Syncopal episodes in an athlete require a thorough evaluation because some of the possible causes are life-threatening. Two case studies demonstrate the diagnostic work-up, which typically involves electrocardiography, echocardiography, and exercise testing. Tilt-table testing can be used to confirm a diagnosis of vasovagal syncope, but only after structural heart disease has been ruled out. Treatment of vasovagal syncope includes avoiding dehydration and using one or a combination of medications shown to be useful for this condition. Care must be exercised in choosing medications; some are prohibited in organized athletics, and some can hurt performance.
Authors:
D Wang; S Sakaguchi; M Babcock
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Physician and sportsmedicine     Volume:  25     ISSN:  0091-3847     ISO Abbreviation:  Phys Sportsmed     Publication Date:  1997 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-01-20     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0427461     Medline TA:  Phys Sportsmed     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  64-73     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Boynton Health Service, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, 55455, USA.
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