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Otherwise referred to: Neurally Mediated Syncope, Neurally Mediated Hypotension, Vasovagal Syncope This disorder is characterized by an episodic fall in blood pressure and/or heart rate that results in fainting (Robertson, 2002). The disorder occurs intermittently, with patients sometimes reporting good health between episodes. Our web site provides general information on NCS, and also explores its symptoms, mechanisms, diagnosis and treatment. A page full of links to other neurocardiogenic syncope resources on the Internet is included as well. To read more about neurocardiogenic s
Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia is a syndrome. As such, there is a collection of symptoms that distinguish it. The symptoms are widespread because the autonomic nervous system plays an extensive role in regulating functions throughout the body. Many of these symptoms, such as low blood pressure,* may present only after prolonged standing. Symptoms will vary from person to person. The following is a list of symptoms reported by patients. When possible, we have included the percentage of patients that research reports have experienced a given symptom. Symptoms presumed to be related to c
An overview of Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome Standing up is something most of us take for granted; we've been doing it since childhood. Our bodies automatically adjust to the pull of gravity by increasing vascular tone, heart rate, and cardiac output. Blood vessels contract, heart rates increase and our systolic blood pressure remains the same or decreases slightly while diastolic pressure increases slightly (Brunner & Suddarth, 2000, p. 546). Our bodies operate in perfect homeostasis and we stand up with little effort. However, the simple act of standing up can be a
Please keep in mind that recent clinical findings will not be included in earlier publications... Cheltenham Syncope Clinic: http://www.syncope.co.uk/ Vasovagal Syncope in 2016: The Current State of the Faint, Dr. Raj et al http://www.openaccessjournals.com/articles/vasovagal-syncope-in-2016-the-current-state-of-the-faint.html All that shakes is not epilepsy YM Hart Consultant Neurologist, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK http://www.rcpe.ac.uk/journal/issue/journal_42_2/hart.pdf Syncope (NMS) in Adolescents by Martin A. G. Lewin: http://hpps.kb