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Cerebral Oxygenation Responses to Standing are Altered in Young Patients Prone to Fainting

  • Laura Perez Denia
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    School of Medicine, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

    Mercer’s Institute for Successful Ageing, St. James’s Hospital Dublin, Ireland
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  • Paul Claffey
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    Mercer’s Institute for Successful Ageing, St. James’s Hospital Dublin, Ireland

    Department of Medical Physics, Mercer’s Institute for Successful Ageing, St. James’s Hospital Dublin, Ireland
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  • Ciara Rice
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    Mercer’s Institute for Successful Ageing, St. James’s Hospital Dublin, Ireland

    Department of Medical Physics, Mercer’s Institute for Successful Ageing, St. James’s Hospital Dublin, Ireland
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  • Maria Delgado Ortet
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    Mercer’s Institute for Successful Ageing, St. James’s Hospital Dublin, Ireland

    Department of Medical Physics, Mercer’s Institute for Successful Ageing, St. James’s Hospital Dublin, Ireland
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  • Ailbhe O’Reilly
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    Mercer’s Institute for Successful Ageing, St. James’s Hospital Dublin, Ireland

    Department of Medical Physics, Mercer’s Institute for Successful Ageing, St. James’s Hospital Dublin, Ireland
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  • Rose Anne Kenny
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    Mercer’s Institute for Successful Ageing, St. James’s Hospital Dublin, Ireland

    Department of Medical Physics, Mercer’s Institute for Successful Ageing, St. James’s Hospital Dublin, Ireland
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  • Ciarán Finucane
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    Mercer’s Institute for Successful Ageing, St. James’s Hospital Dublin, Ireland

    Department of Medical Physics, Mercer’s Institute for Successful Ageing, St. James’s Hospital Dublin, Ireland
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      Fainting commonly affects young adults, often leading to injury, hospital admission, and reductions in quality of life (Solbiati and Sheldon, 2015). However, little is known about the characteristics of cerebral oxygenation responses to active standing (AS) in these individuals. Here we report differences in these responses between a group of young healthy controls and patients referred to a Falls and Syncope Unit for investigation of fainting.
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