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There are many different causes of syncope, some common and some rare. Most cases of syncope, a problem with the heart or regulation of blood pressure, are due to the common faint. Fainting is caused by a short-term reduction in blood pressure to your brain.


Syncope A spontaneous loss of consciousness caused by an insufficient blood supply to the brain There are many causes of syncope, some common...

Reflex Syncope (Vasovagal Syncope)

Syncope (sin-co-pee) is a medical term for a blackout that is caused by a sudden lack of blood supply to the brain. Reflex syncope is one of the...

Reflex Anoxic Seizures (RAS)

Reflex Anoxic Seizures (RAS)   This is the term used for a particular fit which is neither epileptic nor due to cyanotic breath-holding,...

Postural Tachycardia Syndrome (PoTS)

Postural Tachycardia Syndrome (PoTS)   Over the years there has been a substantial increase in the understanding of illnesses that...

Psychogenic Blackouts

Psychogenic Blackouts What is a psychogenic blackout? Psychogenic blackout is a medical term for a blackout that can look like reflex...

Living with low blood pressure

Living with low blood pressure What is low blood pressure? Blood pressure (BP) recordings consist of two numbers. The top one is the...


IST What is IST? Inappropriate sinus tachycardia (IST) is a condition in which an individual’s resting heart rate is abnormally high...

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