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Are beta-blockers effective for syncope?

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Dr. Ilyas Colombowala
Cardiology - Cardiac Electrophysiology
5 doctors agree

In brief: No good data

A randomized trial showed that there is no statistically significant benefit to beta blockers in the treatment of syncope.
That said, many cardiologists still use beta blocker to treat patients.

In brief: No good data

A randomized trial showed that there is no statistically significant benefit to beta blockers in the treatment of syncope.
That said, many cardiologists still use beta blocker to treat patients.
Dr. Ilyas Colombowala
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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Found rarely to be.

Syncope: a faint or passing out.
There are many causes but i'll refer to the most common type: vasovagal. A variety of triggers (soldier standing too long in hot sun, med stud seeing too many mangled bodies at a train wreck) causes a surge of the parasympathetic nervous system (vagus nn), causing vessels to dilate, BP drop, pulse slow that can lead to syncope. B-blockers no longer found effective.

In brief: Found rarely to be.

Syncope: a faint or passing out.
There are many causes but i'll refer to the most common type: vasovagal. A variety of triggers (soldier standing too long in hot sun, med stud seeing too many mangled bodies at a train wreck) causes a surge of the parasympathetic nervous system (vagus nn), causing vessels to dilate, BP drop, pulse slow that can lead to syncope. B-blockers no longer found effective.
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Dr. Sheldon Brownstein
Cardiology - Cardiac Electrophysiology

In brief: Bb

There are some forms of syncope where beta blockers can be effective

In brief: Bb

There are some forms of syncope where beta blockers can be effective
Dr. Sheldon Brownstein
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Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
Pediatrics - Cardiology

In brief: Syncope

although they are commonly used, several reliable studies showed that they are ineffective.

In brief: Syncope

although they are commonly used, several reliable studies showed that they are ineffective.
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Dr. Marianna Post
Family Medicine

In brief: Depends

Depends what is the cause of syncope.

In brief: Depends

Depends what is the cause of syncope.
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