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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

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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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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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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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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Epilepsy or syncope?

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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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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What can cause vasovagal syncope?

Vasovagal syncope: read this: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/vasovagal-syncope/basics/causes/con-20026900

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Can constipation cause a vagal response (i.E. Orthostatic bp)?

Can constipation cause a vagal response (i.E. Orthostatic bp)?

Syncope: Bearing down causing algal nerve stimulation and resulting low BP and hr. Hypotension and bradycardia can cause symptoms from dizziness to fainting or syncope. ...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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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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Can bradycardia cause syncope?

Can bradycardia cause syncope?

Yes: Syncope is loss of consciousness due to transitory decline in blood flow to brain. This can be caused by irregular heart rate or rhythm or by alteration of blood volume or distribution. ...Read more

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Can tilt training help prevent vasovagal syncope?

Not really: Neurocardiogenic syncope in young people is pretty common and there are different triggers that lead to the faint in people, but the trigger is often the same for a particular person. A large study was done comparing lifestyle change training vs this training +tilt training: no real difference in outcome. Also tilt training takes a lot of discipline and is not easy. So, not really. ...Read more

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Can you die from vasovagal syncope?

Not generally but...: Not unless you fall off a ladder, drown in a pool or get into a accident from passing out. If you feel it coming on it is important you are in a safe place and put tour head down or lie down. ...Read more

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Sudden high BP/pulse, flushing, vertigo, intestinal spasms, violent(mucus only)diarrhea, nausea/vomiting. Lasts 1/2-1 hr. Vasovagal or something else?

Sudden high BP/pulse, flushing, vertigo, intestinal spasms, violent(mucus only)diarrhea, nausea/vomiting. Lasts 1/2-1 hr. Vasovagal or something else?

Rare disorders: While rare, you should be tested (with special blood samples) to exclude carcinoid syndrome and pheochromocytoma. You probably don't have either one because they're quite rare, but your symptoms are suspicious and, if recurrent, testing is certainly indicated. ...Read more

Passed Out (Definition)

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