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Diseases » Syncope » Summary
 

What is Syncope?

What is Syncope?

  • Syncope: Temporary loss of conciousness or fainting.
  • Syncope: A spontaneous loss of consciousness caused by insufficient blood to the brain.
    Source - Diseases Database
  • Syncope: a spontaneous loss of consciousness caused by insufficient blood to the brain.
    Source - WordNet 2.1

Syncope: Introduction

Types of Syncope:

Broader types of Syncope:

How serious is Syncope?

Complications of Syncope: see complications of Syncope
Prognosis of Syncope: Syncope is a dramatic event and can even be life-threatening if not treated appropriately. Generally, however, recovery is usually complete within minutes to hours. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Syncope Information Page: NINDS)

What causes Syncope?

Causes of Syncope: see causes of Syncope
Risk factors for Syncope: see risk factors for Syncope

What are the symptoms of Syncope?

Symptoms of Syncope: see symptoms of Syncope

Complications of Syncope: see complications of Syncope

Duration of Syncope: Most faints last seconds or 1-2 minutes

Syncope: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Syncope.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Syncope.

How is it treated?

Treatments for Syncope: see treatments for Syncope
Alternative treatments for Syncope: see alternative treatments for Syncope
Research for Syncope: see research for Syncope

Society issues for Syncope


Hospitalization statistics for Syncope: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Syncope:

  • 0.586% (74,813) of hospital consultant episodes were for syncope and collapse in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 80% of hospital consultant episodes for syncope and collapse required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 48% of hospital consultant episodes for syncope and collapse were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 52% of hospital consultant episodes for syncope and collapse were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 93% of hospital consultant episodes for syncope and collapse required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 6.1 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for syncope and collapse in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
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Name and Aliases of Syncope

Main name of condition: Syncope

Other names or spellings for Syncope:

Fainting

Fainting, Presyncope Source - Diseases Database

Faint, Swoon, Deliquium
Source - WordNet 2.1

Syncope: Related Conditions

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