cardiac syncope


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syncope

 [sing´kah-pe]
faint. adj. adj syn´copal, syncop´ic.
cardiac syncope sudden loss of consciousness, either with momentary premonitory symptoms or without warning, due to cerebral anemia caused by ventricular asystole, extreme bradycardia, or ventricular fibrillation.
laryngeal syncope tussive syncope.
neurocardiogenic syncope a particularly serious type of vasovagal attack; the etiology is unknown.
stretching syncope syncope associated with stretching the arms upward with the spine extended.
swallow syncope syncope associated with swallowing, a disorder of atrioventricular conduction mediated by the vagus nerve.
tussive syncope brief loss of consciousness associated with paroxysms of coughing.
vasovagal syncope vasovagal attack.

car·di·ac syn·co·pe

fainting with unconsciousness of any cardiac cause.

cardiac syncope

[sing′kəpē]
Etymology: Gk, kardia, heart, syncope, fainting
a temporary loss of consciousness caused by inadequate cerebral blood flow resulting from a sudden failure in cardiac output for any reason.

syncope

a temporary suspension of consciousness due to cerebral anemia; fainting.

cardiac syncope
sudden loss of consciousness due to cerebral anemia caused by ventricular asystole, extreme bradycardia or ventricular fibrillation.
drug-induced syncope
may result from abnormalities of cardiac rhythm, caused by treatment with digitalis, and hypotension caused by drugs such as diuretics, promazine and phenothiazine tranquilizers, and peripheral vasodilating agents.
laryngeal syncope
tussive syncope.
Stokes-Adams syncope
swallow syncope
syncope associated with swallowing, a disorder of atrioventricular conduction mediated by the vagus nerve.
tussive syncope
brief loss of consciousness associated with paroxysms of coughing.
vasovagal syncope
see vasovagal attack.
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The present study was planned to determine the value of bedside H-FABP in diagnosis of cardiac syncope in patients presenting to ED with syncope or near-syncope.
At initial evaluation, patients were risk stratified in terms of cardiac syncope with Evaluation of Guidelines in Syncope Study-Multivariate (EGSYS-M) score which consists of six items: palpitations preceding syncope (4 points), history of heart disease or abnormal electrocardiogram in the ED (3 points), syncope during effort (3 points) or while supine (2 points), precipitating or predisposing factors (-1 point), and autonomic prodrome (-1 point).
Thus, post-hoc power analyses were performed with the existing number of samples (n=100) to determine the relationship between cardiac syncope and H-FABP (Table1).
Overall, 22(22%) patients were diagnosed as cardiac syncope and of these, 5(22.
Table-1: H-FABP test results in patients diagnosed with cardiac syncope.
There was no statistically significant difference in terms of gender, age and comorbidities between H-FABP positive and negative patients diagnosed as cardiac syncope (p=0.