Latest Vasovagal episode Stories

Fainting Studies Conducted In Twins Show Strong Genetic Ties
2012-08-07 10:35:09

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Fainting is a fairly common occurrence in our society and about 25 percent of us will experience it at some point in our life. And now, a new study has found that there is a strong link between fainting and family. Studying identical and fraternal twins, researchers from Australia and the US suggest people who are predisposed to fainting get it through genetics. Described as a sudden, brief loss of consciousness after blood...

2009-08-31 10:32:06

A new definition of syncope "“ most commonly perceived as an episode of fainting "“ makes its diagnosis more precise and now dependent on a specific cause. New 2009 ESC Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Syncope define syncope as "a transient loss of consciousness due to transient global cerebral hypoperfusion characterized by rapid onset, short duration and spontaneous complete recovery".(1)The definition, says Professor Angel Moya from the University Hospital Vall...

2008-12-19 09:55:00

British doctors announced details on Friday of a 25 year old woman who frequently passed out after eating sandwiches or a carbonated beverage. These episodes have been happening for the better part of a decade, but medical tests have proven to be fruitless as to why this was happening. The University Hospital Birmingham team said the patient had a unique swallowing reflex which causes her heart to pause at times. She received a pacemaker in January, which so far has stopped her from passing...

2008-11-26 16:26:25

Patients in a dentist's chair can experience dizziness, lightheadedness, palpitations, nausea, sweating and hyperventilation, a paper by a U.S. dentist said. Lead author Rubia Kapusta said both dentists and patients should be aware of the signs and be prepared for a condition known as vasovagal syncope, which is characterized by a loss of consciousness and muscle tone, which typically are preceded by non-specific symptoms that last anywhere from a few seconds to a minute. Any patient who...

2008-11-26 15:32:04

You see it in movies or while viewing your favorite sitcom; a scene at the doctor's office where the character inevitably gets a little woozy which leads to a fainting spell. It may seem funny when watching it all unfold on television, but according to a study in the May/June 2008 issue of General Dentistry, the Academy of General Dentistry's (AGD) clinical, peer-reviewed journal, this type of reaction, in real life settings, these breath-holding scenarios are the most common emergency...

2004-12-07 08:32:33

Buoys health of people who can faint while standing HealthDayNews -- Plain tap or bottled water may buoy the health of people with low blood pressure who faint while they're standing, says a British study in the latest issue of the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry. The study of 14 patients with low blood pressure caused by autonomic failure found that drinking two glasses of water can help increase their blood pressure. People with autonomic failure have improper functioning...

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