Preliminary observations on the effect of amitriptyline treatment in preventing syncope recurrence in patients with vasovagel syncope

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Kaya E. B., Abali G., Aytemir K., Kose S., Kocabas U., Tokgozoglu L., ...More

ANNALS OF NONINVASIVE ELECTROCARDIOLOGY, vol.12, no.2, pp.153-157, 2007 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Purpose: Vasovagal syncope is a common and challenging problem that may result in injury and causes susbstantial anxiety among patients and their relatives. However, treatment of vasovagal syncope with standard pharmacologic approaches is not satisfactory. The aim of this study is to investigate the effect of amitriptyline, a tricyclic antidepressant drug, by using its anticholinergic effects in preventing syncopal episodes in patients with vasovagal syncope.