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Syncope

Syncope: Introduction

Syncope means loss of consciousness such as fainting. The term "dizziness" is often used for milder feelings of lightheadedness that often precede a fainting episode. The vague word "dizziness" needs to be distinguished from symptoms such as balance difficulty, vertigo, fainting, or general weakness. True dizziness is a lightheadedness or a sensation that you are about to faint. Any faintness or dizziness symptom needs prompt professional medical advice....more »

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Causes of Syncope:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Syncope. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Syncope

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Causes of Types of Syncope:

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Syncope Treatments

Some of the possible treatments listed in sources for treatment of Syncope may include:

  • See also treatment of stroke
  • Positioning the person on the ground, with legs slightly elevated or leaning forward and the head between the knees
  • Adequate sleep
  • Aspirin
  • Clopidrogel
  • Dipyridamole
  • Thrombolysis treatment
  • Alteplase
  • more treatments...»

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Stories from Users for Syncope

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Message Boards for Syncope

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Medications or substances causing Syncope:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Syncope as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

Drug interactions causing Syncope:

When combined, certain drugs, medications, substances or toxins may react causing Syncope as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

  • Guanethidine and Hydrochlorothiazide interaction
  • Disulfiram and Alcohol interaction
  • Antabuse and Alcohol interaction
  • Morphine and Monoamine Oxidase Type A Inhibitor interaction
  • Astramorph and Monoamine Oxidase Type A Inhibitor interaction
  • Astramorph PF and Monoamine Oxidase Type A Inhibitor interaction
  • more interactions...»

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Syncope

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Syncope: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Syncope

Mild traumatic brain injury often remains undiagnosed: Although the symptoms of severe brain injury are hard to miss, it is less clear for...read more »

MTBI misdiagnosed as balance problem: When a person has symptoms such as vertigo or dizziness, a diagnosis of brain injury may go overlooked. This is particularly true of mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI), for which the symptoms are typically mild. The...read more »

Post-concussive brain injury often misdiagnosed: A study found that soldiers who had suffered a concussive injury in battle often were misdiagnosed on their return. A variety of symptoms can...read more »

Vitamin B12 deficiency under-diagnosed: The condition of Vitamin B12 deficiency is a possible misdiagnosis of various conditions, such as multiple sclerosis (see symptoms of multiple sclerosis). See symptoms of Vitamin B12 deficiency or ...read more »

Syncope: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Syncope: Undiagnosed Conditions

Conditions that are commonly undiagnosed in related areas may include:

Causes of Syncope listed in Disease Database:

Other medical conditions listed in the Disease Database as possible causes of Syncope as a symptom include:

Article Excerpts about Syncope

Syncope is the temporary loss of consciousness due to a sudden decline in blood flow to the brain. It may be caused by an irregular cardiac rate or rhythm or by changes of blood volume or distribution. Syncope can occur in otherwise healthy people. The patient feels faint, dizzy, or lightheaded (presyncope), or loses consciousness (syncope). (Source: excerpt from NINDS Syncope Information Page: NINDS)

Syncope is the temporary loss of consciousness due to a sudden decline in blood... (Source: excerpt from NINDS Syncope Information Page: NINDS)

Definitions of Syncope:

A spontaneous loss of consciousness caused by insufficient blood to the brain.
- (Source - Diseases Database)

A spontaneous loss of consciousness caused by insufficient blood to the brain
- (Source - WordNet 2.1)

Fainting due to a sudden fall of blood pressure below the level required to maintain oxygenation of brain tissue.
- (Source - CRISP)

Organs affected by Syncope:

The list of organs typically affected by Syncope may include, but is not limited to:

Detailed list of causes of Syncope

The list below shows some of the causes of Syncope mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Syncope?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Syncope. Of the 2084 causes of Syncope that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 18 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 23 causes are "common" diseases
  • 11 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 7 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 39 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 2031 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Syncope:

The following list of conditions have 'Syncope' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Syncope:

The following list of medical conditions have Syncope or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Causes of Syncope Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Syncope based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?
  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Syncope?

    Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Syncope, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.

    Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :

    What are the alternative names for Syncope:

    Fainting, Presyncope
    - (Source - Diseases Database)

    Classifications of Syncope:

    Subtypes of Syncope:

    Fainting (1326 causes), Dizziness (1357 causes), Coma (862 causes), Collapse (105 causes), Blackouts (38 causes), Pre-syncope (28 causes), Unconsciousness (424 causes), Level of consciousness, decreased (11 causes), Unresponsiveness (44 causes), Reduced alertness (12 causes)

    Medical Conditions associated with Syncope:

    Level of consciousness symptoms (1504 causes)

    Symptoms related to Syncope:

    Unresponsiveness (44 causes), Shock (259 causes), Fainting (1326 causes), Dizziness (1357 causes), Coma (862 causes), Dementia (394 causes), Delirium (381 causes), Alcohol on an empty stomach, Vasovagal attack, Heatstroke (10 causes), Low blood pressure (575 causes), Orthostatic hypotension (55 causes), Hyperventilation (92 causes), Hypoglycemia (284 causes), Hypoglycemic attack (17 causes), Arrhythmias (172 causes), Bradycardia (111 causes)

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    Medical News summaries about Syncope

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