• Vasovagal (situational) syncope is one of the most common types which may occur in response to any of a variety of triggers, such as scary, embarrassing or uneasy situations, during blood drawing, or moments of sudden unusually high stress. (wikipedia.org)
  • Reflex fainting, also referred to as neurally mediated or vasovagal syncope - it is the most common type of the disorder, which occurs in response to a trigger. (health-factbook.com)
  • after a common therapy which included cardiotonics and diuretics, the patient's condition was improved, but quite unexpectedly she developed 5 cardiac syncopes within 3 hours (pulse and arterial pressure fall, electric asystole) with a dramatic Adams-Stokes syndrome requiring external resuscitation maneuvers. (curehunter.com)
  • The ECG is useful to detect an abnormal heart rhythm, poor blood flow to the heart muscle, and other electrical issue such as long QT syndrome and Brugada syndrome. (wikipedia.org)
  • In addition to a prolonged QT interval, which occurs in some but not all persons with long QT syndrome, another characteristic electrocardiographic abnormality is the so-called Brugada sign (an upward deflection of the terminal portion of the QRS complex). (aafp.org)
  • The indications for pacemaker therapy have expanded in the past 45 years and now include the treatment of bradyarrhythmias and the electrical therapy of tachyarrhythmias, certain types of syncope, and advanced heart failure. (aafp.org)
  • A person affected by this syndrome can go for pacemaker therapy. (forumotion.com)
  • Some cases of sudden infant death syndrome also have been attributed to fatal arrhythmias during sleep. (aafp.org)
  • They also are effective in the prevention and treatment of certain tachyarrhythmias and forms of neurocardiogenic syncope. (aafp.org)
  • When the cardiac output becomes too low, the patient faints (SYNCOPE). (curehunter.com)
  • Iglauer S, Schwartz BA: Heart-block periodically induced by the swallowing of food in a patient with cardiospasm (vagovagal syncope). (springer.com)
  • acquired immune deficiency syndrome , acquired immunodeficiency syndrome an epidemic, transmissible retroviral disease caused by infection with the human immunodeficiency virus, manifested in severe cases as profound depression of cell-mediated immunity, and affecting certain recognized risk groups. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • According to one theory, this syndrome is an auto-immune disorder with impaired immune system causing an attack against the body's own tissues and organs. (shl-telemedicine.com)
  • The resulting lack of blood flow to the brain is responsible for the syncope . (wikidoc.org)
  • adrenogenital syndrome a group of syndromes in which inappropriate virilism or feminization results from disorders of adrenal function that also affect gonadal steroidogenesis. (thefreedictionary.com)