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Progress in Medical Sciences ISSN: 2577 - 2996
Progress in Medical Sciences. 2020; 4(1):(26-81)


Estimation of Fall Risk in Geriatric Patients with Arrhythmias Prior and After Pacemaker Insertion

Efstathios Konstantinou Koutsostathis

Abstract

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.