There are significant gaps in our understanding of the pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment of NMS (neurally mediated syncope). Contributions in this area will be welcomed by patients and physicians taking care of them alike. In this issue of Clinical Science, Simek and co-workers report a novel non-invasive physiological measurement that does not require head-up tilt to diagnose NMS. However, validation studies applied to an unselected patient population are needed before we can judge how useful this test will be in the diagnosis of NMS.
Commentary| July 25 2005
Can we diagnose, treat or even understand neurally mediated syncope?
Satish R. Raj;
1Division of Clinical Pharmacology, Departments of Medicine and Pharmacology, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville TN 37212, U.S.A.
Correspondence: Professor Italo Biaggioni (email firstname.lastname@example.org).
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Satish R. Raj, André Diedrich, Italo Biaggioni; Can we diagnose, treat or even understand neurally mediated syncope?. Clin Sci (Lond) 1 August 2005; 109 (2): 161–163. doi: https://doi.org/10.1042/CS20050122
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