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Doctor insights on: Cardio Neuro Syncope

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Dr. Rajiva Goyal
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Syncope (Definition)

Loss of consciousness and postural tone caused by diminished cerebral blood flow. Syncope may indicate a particular medical condition, however often it may occur in an otherwise healthy individual. It is a common problem, accounting for 3% ...Read more


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Had full cardio work up. No issues found besides gym. 4x over past two months Sx off pressure center chest and feeling as if fainting last <20sec?

Had full cardio work up. No issues found besides gym.  4x over past two months Sx off pressure center chest and feeling as if fainting last <20sec?

Cardiac evaluation: it sounds like you're in good physical conditioning. It would be wise for your physician to have you see a cardiologist to see if there are other symptoms that you have that may explain cardiac or non-cardiac issues ...Read more

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What is neuro-cardiogenic syncope?

Syncope: neuro-cardiogenic syncope is a loss of awareness / fainting due to decreased blood flow to the brain. It tends to occur due to an over-active reflex in the arteries in the front of the neck. Another term for this is vaso-vagal syncope. ...Read more

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Can I die from syncope if I ignore it?

Can I die from syncope if I ignore it?

Depends on cause: Syncope can be due to a simple faint (like having blood drawn) or it can be due to serious heart disease with dangerous arrhythmias. The causes are legion. Some don't involve the heart at all like low blood sugar or epilepsy. You should discuss your syncope with someone who knows your full medical history to see if additional testing is necessary. ...Read more

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What are the common triggers of syncope?

What are the common triggers of syncope?

Syncope triggers: The triggers for syncope depends on the type of syncope. For vasovagal or neurocardiogenic syncope the common triggers are dehydration and stimulants like caffeine, nicotine, decongestants and dietary aides or supplements. As always talk your doctor for more details. ...Read more

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Could it be something bad if I have syncope?

Could it be something bad if I have syncope?

Yes, is serious: Syncope is just blacking out or fainting--the problem it can be cardiac, neurological from a long list of causes--at least it could be due to change position, low blood pressure--check with primary doctor but bring witness, video of event. ...Read more

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Should syncope patients have a wheelchair?

Syncope: Most syncope patients have no need for a wheelchair. There certainly may be some who do need a wheelchair but their doctor should be the one who recommends it, or perhaps a physical therapist if they are associated with one. ...Read more

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What is neurocardiogenic syncope?

Reflex: It is a reflex, mediated by the vagus nerve, in which there is slowing of the heart rate and/or dilation of blood vessels - either/both resulting in a fall of blood pressure, diminished circulation temporarily to the brain, and loss of consciousness. Note: i see you have a pacemaker. While this prevents slow hr, it doesn't prevent vasodilation thus neurocardiogenic syncope is still possible. ...Read more

Passed Out (Definition)

Or passing out implies loss of consciousness. Frequently a cardiac ...Read more