Syncope


Neurally mediated syncope (also termed neurocardiogenic or vasovagal syncope) comprises the largest group of disorders causing syncope. These disorders result from reflex-mediated changes in vascular tone or heart rate. REF

Reflex syncope is a strong diagnostic consideration for episodes of syncope associated with a characteristic precipitating factor. The major categories of syncope include carotid sinus hypersensitivity, and neurally mediated and situational syncopes. The most common and benign forms of syncope are neurally mediated or vasovagal types with sudden hypotension, frequently accompanied by bradycardia.  REF

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