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Syncope: Introduction

Syncope: Syncope means loss of consciousness such as fainting. The term "dizziness" is often used for milder feelings of lightheadedness that often precede a fainting ... more about Syncope.

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 ... more about Syncope.

Syncope: Temporary loss of conciousness or fainting. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Syncope is available below.

Symptoms of Syncope

Treatments for Syncope

Home Diagnostic Testing

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Wrongly Diagnosed with Syncope?

Syncope: Related Patient Stories

Syncope: Deaths

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Alternative Treatments for Syncope

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Syncope: Complications

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Causes of Syncope

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Disease Topics Related To Syncope

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Syncope: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Syncope

Metabolic syndrome often undiagnosed: Metabolic syndrome, also known as Syndrome X, is an often overlooked medical condition that causes a cluster of chronic symptoms. There are often four symptoms and conditions combined: more »

Heart attacks can be undiagnosed: Although the most severe symptoms of heart attack are hard to miss, there are varying degrees of severity. It is altogether too common for people to die from undiagnosed heart attack, or more »

Heart attacks can be overdiagnosed: Although many people die from heart attacks, there are also many cases where people fear that they have a heart attack, but actually have something milder. Some more »

Rare heart condition often undiagnosed: The rare heart condition called long QT syndrome can lead to episodes of palpitations and rapid heartbeat. In rare cases, more »

Heart attack can be over-diagnosed: Although heart attack is often undiagnosed, leading to fatality, it can also be over-diagnosed. People become concerned that a condition is a heart more »

Blood pressure cuffs misdiagnose hypertension in children: One known misdiagnosis issue with hyperension, arises in relation to the simple more »

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

Over-diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension in obese patients: A diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension, particularly pulmonary arterial hypertension, more »

Obesity-related conditions undiagnosed in children: A variety of conditions are associated with obesity (see obesity), but these tend to be undiagnosed more often in child patients than in adults. Some of the overlooked more »

Hypertension misdiagnosis common in children: Hypertension is often misdiagnosed in adults (see misdiagnosis of hypertension), but its misdiagnosis is even more likely 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 more »

Syncope: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Syncope

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Syncope: Rare Types

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Prognosis for Syncope

Prognosis for 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)

Research about Syncope

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Clinical Trials for Syncope

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Statistics for Syncope

Syncope: Broader Related Topics

Syncope Message Boards

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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)

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)


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