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Is vasovagal syncope an acquired condition?

Is vasovagal syncope an acquired condition?

Syncope: Extremely rare to have a familial relationship...Check for underlying diabetes or cardiac disease. ...Read more

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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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Is vasovagal syncope curable?

Is vasovagal syncope curable?

Yes: If we find the cause we can treat it. ...Read more

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Whats vasovagal syncope?

Whats vasovagal syncope?

A Drop in Heart Rate: Vasovagal syncope refers to passing out when the vagus or 10th cranial nerve is stimulated. One important function of the vagus is to slow your heart down. Any activity that increases the pressure inside your abdomen can stimulate the vagus. So vasovagal syncope often happens when one is bearing down to try to urinate as in elderly men standing at the toliet. ...Read more

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Nerve vagus can cause a syncope vasovagal?

Nerve vagus can cause a syncope vasovagal?

yes: Vasovagal syncope is mediated through the vagus nerve but, remember, everyone has a vagus nerve! ...Read more

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Can vasovagal syncope be cured?

Can vasovagal syncope be cured?

Depends: Sometimes vasovagal syncope is sel limiting, others it is a recurrent problem and requires attempts to treat with medications. The most important thing is attempting to stay hydrated and eat small frequent meals. If you feel like you are about to pass out sit down and put your head in between your legs or lie down on floor so if you do pass out you don't hurt yourself. ...Read more

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What is vasovagal syncope?

What is vasovagal syncope?

Common fainting: When the nerve vagus causes a fainting spell. Usually this happens in responds to a recent stimulus like when injecting needles, watching blood, during medical procedures, while fasting, while standing for long periods, while in fear or panic. When there is no other obvious cause for fainting it is said that is called "vasovagal syncope". There are other causes of syncope or loss of consciousness. ...Read more

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What's psychogenic vs neurocardiogenic syncope?

What's psychogenic vs neurocardiogenic syncope?

Syncope: Psychogenic syncope has no underlying cardiac or neurologic casues usually the result of a psychiatric issue. Neurogenic syncope can result from cardiac disease such as an arrythmia or the result of blood pressure instability. Cardiac eval and tilt table testing can often help diagnose the causes. ...Read more

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Does orthostatic hypotension cause a 'low flow' tia?

Does orthostatic hypotension cause a 'low flow' tia?

It can: It can if it is low enough or if there is already some cerebrovascular disease. ...Read more

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Does vasovagal syncope contribute to heart problems?

Does vasovagal syncope contribute to heart problems?

Vaso vagal syncope : Not really . Actually most ppl with this condition have structurally normal cardiac function that is not harmed by this condition. ...Read more

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What causes micturition syncope?

Here are some ...: Such event are quite individually unique although its exact mechanism remains unclear, but vasovagal reflex has been elucidated and believed to be the cause. In other words, such person has some personal dysfunction in autonomic nerve system. To prevent possible accident of fall-down from such, try sit to void and stand up slowly with holding on to something. More? Ask Doc timely. Best wish... ...Read more

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Epilepsy or syncope?

Common dilema: Whether an event is a seizure or syncope is a common question. You have had part of an evaluation for epilepsy. What needs to be done is see a cardiologist and have a tilt table study for syncope. ...Read more

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Is vasovagal syncope a "disease" or condition?

Neither: It is describing an event, like fainting. It can, but does not have to, occur with cardiac issues, carotid artery issues and dehydration...To name a few reasons. ...Read more

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Male 22. Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome. Resting hr 50-70. Need midodrine 2.5 will it cause bradycardia bad?

Male 22. Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome.  Resting hr 50-70. Need midodrine 2.5 will it cause bradycardia bad?

Slow pulse is rare: More common side effects include blurred vision, cardiac awareness, headache, pounding in the ears. It is good that you are attentive to side effects. Report intolerable effects to your prescriber. Hoping you have good relief. ...Read more

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Would echo,ekg,stress test,xray,bloodwork rule out any arrhythmia problem such as premature ventricular contraction and paroxysmal atrial fibrillation?

Would echo,ekg,stress test,xray,bloodwork rule out any arrhythmia problem such as premature ventricular contraction and paroxysmal atrial fibrillation?

No: Occasional PVCs are normal. Paroxysmal atrial fibrillation by definition is only present some of the time and the tests you list could easily miss this if done while the heart is in normal rhythm. Diagnosis of intermittent arrhythmias can be difficult and frequently requires consultation with a cardiologist subspecialized in electrophysiology, Holter monitor test is frequently used. ...Read more

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Dilated pupils, urinary retention, tachcardia. Flushed skin dry mucous membranes, and decreased bowel sounds?

Dilated pupils, urinary retention, tachcardia. Flushed skin dry mucous membranes, and decreased bowel sounds?

Overdose: Those are classic symptoms of overdose of a muscle relaxant, such as Soma or flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl). Narcotic ods (oxycontin, vicodin, others) produce similar symptoms, except that the pupils are typically constricted, not dilated. ...Read more

Passed Out (Definition)

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