Cardiac causes for falls and their treatment.

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Cardiac causes for falls and their treatment.

Clin Geriatr Med. 2010 Nov;26(4):539-67

Authors: Cronin H, Kenny RA

Cardiovascular disorders are a common cause of falls and syncope in older adults. The most common cardiac disorders linked to falls and syncope are carotid sinus syndrome, postprandial hypotension, orthostatic hypotension, vasovagal syncope, and bradyarrhythmias. It is important to recognize these conditions, because they may be associated with an increased mortality. Most are easily treatable.

PMID: 20934610 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

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