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Reflex Anoxic Seizures (RAS)

Occurs mainly in young children and results from a brief stoppage of the heart through excessive activity of the vagus nerve...


A medical term for a blackout caused by a sudden lack of blood supply to the brain...

Reflex Syncope (Vasovagal Syncope)

A transient condition resulting from an abrupt dysfunction of the autonomic nervous system, which regulates blood pressure and heart rate...

Psychogenic Blackouts

A psychogenic blackout can look like reflex syncope or an epileptic seizure but is not related to either...

Inappropriate Sinus Tachycardia

A condition in which an individual’s resting heart rate is abnormally high...

Postural Tachycardia Syndrome (PoTS)

An abnormal response by the autonomic (involuntary) system when changing to an upright position/posture...

Low Blood Pressure

Also known as hypotension. This is when the systolic reading is less than 90mmHg...

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