ISSN 2564-7784 | E-ISSN 2564-7040
Original Article
Contribution of left atrial volume and function in neurocardiogenic syncope
1 Department of Cardiology, Siverek State Hospital, Şanlıurfa, Turkey  
2 Department of Cardiology, Gaziantep University, School of Medicine, Gaziantep, Turkey  
Eur J Ther 2017; 23: 95-98
DOI: 10.5152/EurJTher.2017.24
Key Words: Syncope, echocardiography, left atrium

Objective: In this study, we aimed to investigate the presence of atrial volume and decrease in contraction force by measuring left atrial volume and contraction with the head-up tilt table (HUTT) test in patients who were diagnosed with neurocardiogenic syncope (NCS).


Methods: Overall, 45 patients (26 females/19 males, mean age: 26.4±9.2 years) who experienced vasovagal syncope in HUTT (HUTT+) and 40 healthy controls (17 females/23 males, mean age:28.8±10.5 years; HUTT-) were included in the study.


Results: When comparing the groups in terms of left atrial ejection force, there was a significant difference between the HUTT+ and HUTT−vasovagal syncope groups (p=0.05). In both groups, there was a positive correlation between atrial ejection force and left atrial volume (r=0.287, p=0.016) and left atrial volume index (r=0.261, p=0.029).


Conclusion: We showed that the left atrial ejection force and the left atrial volume index were significantly lower in positive vasovagal syncope patients than those in the negative vasovagal syncope patients.


How to cite: Başanalan F, Yılmaz Coşkun F, Sucu M. Altunbaş G. Contribution of Left atrial volume and function in neurocardiogenic syncope. Eur J Ther 2017; 23: 95-8.

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