CharacteristicsDetails
Population
  • 1 study37 had a directly relevant population - suspected NM syncope on initial assessment, with a severe clinical presentation: ≥3 episodes in past 2 years, the frequency of which affected the patient’s quality of life or made them at high risk for physical injury due to unpredictable occurrence;
  • 2 studies had an indirect population:
Prior tests
Age and gender
  • Mean age ranged from 41 to 66 years
  • The proportion of male patients ranged from 45% to 52% and one study127 did not state the gender distribution
Ethnicity
  • Ethnicity was not reported in any study.
Heart disease

From: 6, Diagnostic tests to direct pacing therapy

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