Estimation of Fall Risk in Geriatric Patients with Arrhythmias Prior and After Pacemaker Insertion
Efstathios Konstantinou Koutsostathis
There is a high prevalence of arrhythmias among the geriatric population with recurrent falls. Cardiovascular causes such as carotid sinus syndrome, vasovagal episodes, sick sinus syndrome and atrioventricular block are implicated in a significant proportion. On the other hand, falls are among the leading causes of disabilities among the elderly.