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Judicious EEG use identifies pseudosyncope during tilt-table testing

Key clinical point: Limiting EEG during tilt-table testing to suspected pseudosyncope cases – instead of the common approaches, no EEG or EEG in everyone – greatly increases the chance of detecting the condition.

Major finding: Thirty-nine patients (36%) had normal EEGs during an apparent loss of consciousness and were diagnosed with nonsyncopal fainting; it was a marked increase in incidence over common approaches.

Study details: Review of 107 tilt-table patients

Disclosures: There was no industry funding, and the authors didn’t have any disclosures.


Muldowney JA et al. Joint Hypertension 2019, Abstract P3061.