cough syncope

cough syncope

fainting as a result of a coughing spell, caused by persistent increased intrathoracic pressure diminishing venous return to the heart, thus lowering cardiac output; most often occurs in heavy-set male smokers who have chronic bronchitis.
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Then, in early 2018, Andrew, who has lived with chronic asthma all his life, developed cough syncope and laryngeal dystonia - spasms of the vocal chords.
Diagnostic role of head-up tilt test in patients with cough syncope. EP Europace 2016; 18(8): 1273-9.
Haas, "Cough syncope in a 43-year-old woman with glomus jugulare tumor," Epilepsy and Behavior Case Reports, vol.
However, defence witness Professor Alyn Huw Morice said Bell was a classic case of a patient with cough syncope - which he said can cause people to blackout or have muscle spasms.
He said: "Twenty ve ve T people a year are killed while driving with a cough syncope.
Confirming a diagnosis of "cough syncope", Dr Stout said while it was the first time he had ever encountered whooping cough in an adult, let alone one who had blacked out because of it, it was a known side effect of the condition.
(9) Complications include sinusitis, urinary incontinence, pneumonia, otitis media, conjunctival haemorrhage, cough syncope, hernia, back pain and rib fracture.
On the same day, the worker's supervisor aged 50 years visited the health unit for a paroxysmal cough of 3 days' duration and an incident of cough syncope. Both patients were referred to private health-care providers; blood samples from both patients had serologic test results suggestive of recent Bordetella pertussis infection, and CCHD was contacted.
Final diagnoses after integrated investigation programme Diagnosis n % Carotid sinus syndrome 29 45 Orthostatic hypotension 21 32 Vasodepressor syndrome 7 11 Cardiac arrhythmia 14 21 Epilepsy 6 9 Cerebrovascular 4 6 Unexplained 5 8 Cough syncope 1 2 Benign positional vertigo 5 8 Drop attack 1 2 Conversion reaction 1 2 Twenty-one patients had orthostatic hypotension, idiopathic in 10, drug-related in eight and associated with diabetes mellitus in four.
Fainting after a bowel movement, micturition syncope (straining to urinate), cough syncope, a painful event, hearing bad news, during the insertion of an IUD, when blood is taken, while getting an injection, etc., are all vasovagal events.
YOU report (April 17) that the tragic death of four people last year near Sharpley Golf Course was caused by a lorry driver suffering an episode of what is called 'cough syncope'.
The doctor stated at that time that the results were consistent with a diagnosis of 'cough syncope due to acute whooping cough infection'.