Disease Information for Syncope, vasovagal

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Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Ashen look
Cardiac Symptoms/Signs
Dizzy on Standing/Giddy Response
Inadequate reflex heart rate increase/standing/sign
Low Blood Pressure
Orthostatic drop in blood pressure
Slow pulse/Bradycardia
Sudden pallor
Cold clammy skin
Diaphoresis profuse/active sweating/acute
Excess Sweating Children
Hyperhidrosis/Chronic sweating excess
Skin cold/diffuse
Sweating Excess Perspiration
Nausea
Vomiting
Cool extremities
Sweating palms
Altered mental status Mental status change
Apathy/Indifference
Confusion/agitation on exam
Confusion/Disoriented
Coordination/signs
Dizziness/Dizzy
Drop attacks
Lightheadedness/giddyness/spacey
Numbness/distal fingers and toes
Sudden unconsciousness
Tonic posture/stiffening
Vertigo
Sighing
Urine Incontinence
Apprehensive patient/sign
Cold clammy pale status
Collapse/Prostration
Episodic symptoms/events
Falling
Falling/in the elderly/complaint
Listlessness/lassitude
Near death experience/infant/SIDS survivor
Pale with profuse sweating
Pallor
Restlessness/Anxiousness
Spells/Episodes of weakness
Vasovagal activation/parasympathetic tone/Signs
Weakness
Weakness/wooziness/standing quickly
Blurred Cloudy Vision
Dimming vision/acute
Visual symptoms
Clinical Presentation & Variations
Presentation/Football Injury Unconsciousness on Field
Presentation/Pallid Syncope Child
Presentation/Shock Normal Heart Rate
Disease Progression
Course/Attacks Episodic Spells
Course/Benign course/disorder
Course/Mild illness
Course/Paroxysmal
Course/quick offset/resolution
Course/Usually/No complications
Prognosis/Full recovery usual
Demographics & Risk Factors
Established Disease Population
Patient/Trauma effect/occult injury
Patient/Stress situation/anxious
Diagnostic Test Results
Electrodiagnosis
Electrophysiologic/cardiac conduction study abnormal
EKG (ECG)
EKG/Sinus bradycardia (ECG)
EKG/Sinus pause (ECG)
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Rule Outs
Anaphylaxis, generalized
Anemia
Carotid sinus syncope/sensitivity
Cerebral vascular accident
Convulsions (grand mal)
Epilepsy
Hypokalemic periodic paralysis
Meniere's disease
Partial complex seizure
Petit mal seizure disorder
Seizure disorder (epilepsy)
Transient ischemic attack/cerebral
Associated Disease & Complications
Hyperventilation
Hypotension
Sinus bradycardia
Syncope, vasovagal
Syncope/Fainting
Vasomotor instability
Disease Synergy - Causes
Synergy/Sleep deprivation
Synergy/Stress/Anxiety
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Class
CLASS/Cardiovascular (category)
CLASS/Neurologic (category)
Process
PROCESS/Episodic disorder (ex)
PROCESS/Vegetative-Autonomic/Endocrine (category)
Treatment
Drug Therapy - Indication
RX/Ammonia/smelling salts
RX/Atropine
Other Treatments
TX/Position patient/Head low
Definition

Loss of consciousness due to a reduction in blood pressure that is associated with an increase in vagal tone and peripheral vasodilation.

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