Syncope, Part 1 - First Let's Make Sure You're Not Going to Die
Syncope - fainting - is a common problem. Here's how to tell whether an episode of syncope represents a life-threatening conditions.
Syncope, Part 2 - Evaluating Syncope
How syncope should be evaluated, whether it is caused by heart problems or not.
Syncope, Part 3 - The Treatment of Syncope
Now that the cause of syncope has been figured out, how is it treated?
Vasovagal syncope in kids
A discussion of vasovagal syncope in kids
The Misdiagnosis of Epilepsy
Patients with vasovagal syncope (simple fainting spells) or long QT syndrome often receive the mistaken diagnosis of seizure disorder, or epilepsy.
Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome - POTS
Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome, POTS, causes causes palpitations and dizziness when standing.
An abnormal drop in blood pressure while standing is called orthostatic hypotension.
Postprandial hypotension is a condition in which, after a big meal, the blood pressure drops when standing up.
Treating Vasovagal (Cardioneurogenic) Syncope
Treating vasovagal (or cardioneurogenic) syncope is a process that requires education, and sometimes medication, exercise therapy, or pacemakers
Syncope and Its Causes
Syncope, or transient loss of consciousness, while a common symptom, may be associated with serious medical problems.
Evaluating The Cause Of Syncope
Because there are so many potential causes, the evaluation of syncope can be tricky. Here is how it should be done.
Vasovagal (Cardioneurogenic) Syncope
Vasovagal syncope (also called cardioneurogenic syncope) is the a very common variety of temporary loss of consciousness