Vasovagal Syncope: Antecedent Psychosocial Factors and Pathophysiology

  • William H. Sledge
  • Kees H. L. Janssen
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 114)


This paper is a summary of reports on the psychosocial antecedent factors in syncope and a review of some of the pathophysiological findings of other investigators. We attempt an integration of findings in our consideration of these two aspects of syncope. Our main concern will be with vasovagal syncope, but we will also examine micturition syncope by way of comparison.


Onset Condition Vasovagal Syncope Miscellaneous Group Subacute Bacterial Endocarditis Affect Arousal 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • William H. Sledge
    • 1
  • Kees H. L. Janssen
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryYale UniversityUSA
  2. 2.Department of PsychologyTilburg UniversityThe Netherlands

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