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It's vasovagal syncope. Is it possible that I have cardiac syndrome?

It's vasovagal syncope. Is it possible that I have cardiac syndrome?

Vaso Vagal Syndrome: No vasovagal syndrome is a benign conditon and is not a cardiac syndrome. ...Read more

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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Frequent syncope episode. Low BP (+/- 90/60). New onset of MVP & AF. EEG show no epilepsi. Scheduled for EMG next week. Is it cardiac or neuro issue?

Frequent syncope episode. Low BP (+/- 90/60). New onset of MVP & AF. EEG show no epilepsi. Scheduled for EMG next week. Is it cardiac or neuro issue?

Most syncope...: From observational studies, most syncopal episodes are cardiac in origin. It appears that you already have clues on etiology based on history of low BP, dysrhythmias and an EEG which at least by report doesn't show epileptiform activity. It's unclear why you are having an EMG. Follow up with your cardiologist on the current test results for further assessment. ...Read more

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What are some cardiac reasons that would cause fainting?

What are some cardiac reasons that would cause fainting?

Rhythm: Fainting caused by a heart problem can be caused by a change in the rhythm - to one that is too slow or too fast. These can be regular or irregular. The causes of each change span the breadth of medical and cardiac conditions. ...Read more

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I swear, I felt my heart stop before I passed out. I'm quite familiar with rapid heart rhythm, but not with such a cardiac arrest? What is that?

I swear, I felt my heart stop before I passed out. I'm quite familiar with rapid heart rhythm, but not with such a cardiac arrest? What is that?

Heart beat: Patients who have episodes of syncope should have an evaluation by a cardiologist. Tests that are usually performed in addition to blood testing include an echocardiogram and a holter monitor test. ...Read more

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Three years ago I passed out. The next day I went to work and felt like I was going to faint again. I was rushed to the hospital and almost went into cardiac arrest. Xanax was their answer. I have been on Xanax for 3 years. I want off! It's a bandaid?

Three years ago I passed out. The next day I went to work and felt like I was going to faint again. I was rushed to the hospital and almost went into cardiac arrest. Xanax was their answer. I have been on Xanax for 3 years. I want off! It's a bandaid?

You may be right: It sounds like the Xanax (alprazolam) actually worked to prevent fainting; the likely cause was anxiety. And you are correct. There are other effective treatments for anxiety: usually a form of cognitive behavioral therapy which would take a lot of commitment/practice from you. Go ahead and pursue this, but taper SLOWLY off the Xanax (alprazolam) ONLY under careful supervision from your doctor. Cold turkey is DANGEROUS! ...Read more

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Normal echo cardiac, ECG, cardiac blood test includes all cardiac enzymes, ett, pft, cbc. But sudden pain in chest, cold sweating, fainting.

Normal echo cardiac, ECG, cardiac blood test includes all cardiac enzymes, ett, pft, cbc. But sudden pain in chest, cold sweating, fainting.

Other causes: Would doubt cardiac cause given all normal studies at your age. Other causes should be checked. Any severe pain can cause cold sweats, light-headedness and even fainting in a susceptible person. ...Read more

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Son 15 has pots and syncope low sa node and one son 14 bradycardia and coronary fistula to pulmonary artery. Could they be wrong and it be sick sinus?

Son 15 has pots and syncope low sa node and one son 14 bradycardia and coronary fistula to pulmonary artery. Could they be wrong and it be sick sinus?

POTs and Syncope: There is growing recognition of this condition.

Pots is a situation where there is an inappropriate heart rate increase to low blood pressure, but typically don't see more than just a sinus tachycardia.

Sick sinus syndrome tends to have more abnormal findings on ecg.

I am sure you have a cardiac specialist to whom these questions should be addressed. ...Read more

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What are cardiac risk factors

What are cardiac risk factors

Modifiable and non: Modifiable : smoking, lifetstyle, obesity, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, diabetes

non-modifiable: heredity, age, gender, . ...Read more

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What is cardiac insufficiency?

What is cardiac insufficiency?

Vague: This is a vague term which is not typical nomenclature. I assume its referring to a pt with a weak heart called a cardiomyopathy. The pumping function is impaired and thus " insufficient " to meet the bodies needs. Pts like this are prone to episode of cogestive heart failure. ...Read more

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What causes cardiac temponade?

What causes cardiac temponade?

Cardiac tamponade: Cardiac tamponade is collect of either blood, pus or fluid in sac around the heart resulting in reduction of filling of ventricles leading to haemodynamic compromise. It is life threatening condition.
it can be caused by infection, injury, post heart attack, malignancy, associated with certain disorders like rheumatoid arthritis, SLE, radiation etc.
http://patient. Info/doctor/cardiac-tamponade ...Read more

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How common are cardiac arrests?

How common are cardiac arrests?

Too common.: Each year, approximately 300, 000 persons in the United States experience an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest; approximately 92% will die. ...Read more

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What are common cardiac abnormalities?

What are common cardiac abnormalities?

Heart abnormalities: Go to this site and check it out:

http://www. Heart. Org/HEARTORG/Conditions/Conditions_UCM_001087_SubHomePage. Jsp ...Read more

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What can you do to reduce cardiac diseases?

What can you do to reduce cardiac diseases?

Lifestyle: Changes in lifestyle. Exercise, good diet, moderate alcohol, if you don't drink do not start, control of diabetes, stop smoking, control your weight, keep BP less than 130/80, control stress. ...Read more

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What can you tell me about cardiac recovery?

What can you tell me about cardiac recovery?

Recovery: Read this:

http://www. Heart. Org/HEARTORG/Conditions/HeartAttack/PreventionTreatmentofHeartAttack/Heart-Attack-Recovery-FAQS_UCM_303936_Article. Jsp

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What is meant by future cardiac intervention?

What is meant by future cardiac intervention?

Future: In the future a cardiac interventional procedure may be in the cards. ...Read more

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How can one lower their "cardiac risk factor"?

Easy: All risk factor could be lower except hereditary causes like family history of strong coronary artery disease. Change your lifestyle. Stop bad habits. Exercise but before check with your physician. If you think about almost all risk factors can be modified. ...Read more

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My gentleman friend has sudden cardiac symptoms?

My gentleman friend has sudden cardiac symptoms?

Go to a doctor soon.: Only a physician evaluation, face to face, can answer this question. ...Read more

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What are some of the signs of a cardiac emergency?

Chest pain: Chest pain which lasts for more than a few minutes pain which spreads to the arms, neck, jaw, or shoulders a feeling of "fullness or squeezing" in the chest fainting, sweating, nausea, or shortness of breath feeling of impending doom. ...Read more

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Dr. Lonnie Smith
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Cardiac (Definition)

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