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Autonomic Failure Diagnosis

For over 30 years Finapres Medical Systems have been used by neurologists, cardiologists and researchers to better understand autonomic failure, syncope and baroreflex sensitivity (BRS). Many studies using Finapres Medical Systems have been performed to show subjects’ neurological reactions, such as autonomic failure. The Finapres® devices support protocol driven diagnosis of autonomic failure in patients and support documentation of progress due to treatment.


5 relevant facts about syncope

1. Syncope is defined as a transient loss of consciousness (TLOC) due to cerebral hypoperfusion, characterized by a rapid onset, short duration, and spontaneous complete recovery. [1]

2. Syncope is a common medical problem, with a frequency between 15% and 39%. In the general population, the annual number episodes are 18-40 per 1000 patients, with similar incidence between genders. [2]

3. The most frequent causes of syncope are [2]

  • the mediated neural reflex, known as neuro-cardiogenic or vasovagal syncope
  • heart and blood vessel related issues
  • orthostatic hypotension: a drop in blood pressure upon standing
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. Continuous non-invasive blood pressure monitoring, using the Finapres® NOVA, provides various important autonomic tests such as the tilt table test and active stand test.

5. The software packages Autonomic Testing (AT) and Guided Autonomic Testing (GAT) of Finapres support the physician in finding the cause of syncope!

 

 

 







 

References:

  1. Brignole, Michele, et al. “2018 ESC Guidelines for the diagnosis and management of syncope” European Heart Journal 39.21 (2018): 1883-1948
  2. da Silva, Rose MFL. "Syncope: epidemiology, etiology, and prognosis." Frontiers in physiology 5 (2014): 471.
 
 

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