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Usefulness of pindolol in neurocardiogenic syncope.

Authors
  • Iskos, D1
  • Dutton, J
  • Scheinman, M M
  • Lurie, K G
  • 1 Cardiac Arrhythmia Center, Department of Medicine, University of Minnesota School of Medicine, Minneapolis 55455, USA.
Type
Published Article
Journal
The American Journal of Cardiology
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Nov 01, 1998
Volume
82
Issue
9
Identifiers
PMID: 9817494
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

We prospectively studied the efficacy of pindolol, a beta-adrenergic blocker with intrinsic sympathomimetic activity (ISA), for the prevention of syncope recurrences in 31 patients with recurrent neurocardiogenic syncope. Pindolol proved to be an effective treatment, even in patients who had previously failed treatment with conventional beta blockers, suggesting a clinical benefit from addition of ISA to beta blockade in this setting.

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