palpitation, light-headedness, presyncope
or syncope Evaluation of 9 (5.
5 years prior to presentation, she developed sudden worsening dyspnea with minimal exertion and associated presyncope
Of the 719 X-ray exams, 377 exams were ordered for chest pain, 98 indicated syncope (fainting) or presyncope
, 21 indicated spells (a general feeling of being unwell or under distress), 37 indicated postural orthostatic hypotension (POTS)-a condition in which blood pressure drops suddenly when the individual stands up from sitting or lying down, 185 indicated dizziness, and one exam indicated cyclical vomiting.
Symptoms were defined as complaint of palpitations, presyncope
or witnessed syncope.
A 79-years-old woman was admitted to hospital with presyncope
, lightheadedness, and right pectoral pulsation.
The history revealed that he felt winded with minimal activity, especially push-ups and weight lifting, and had feelings of presyncope
Vertigo describes a sensation of the environment spinning, presyncope
depicts a feeling of impending fainting, disequilibrium refers to a feeling of loss of balance in standing and non-specific dizziness is considered a vague light headed or heavy headedness that cannot be described with the other three terms (Eaton and Roland 2003, Vidal and Huijbregts 2005).
Common presentations of LQTS include palpitations, presyncope
, syncope, or cardiac arrest.
A 32 year old professional footballer was assessed having suffered presyncope
and haematemesis whilst driving.
The typical symptoms are palpitations, fatigue and presyncope
An introductory comment explains how patients use the term dizzy for a wide range of sensations, including vertigo, presyncope
, disequilibrium, and light-headedness, so it is difficult for general or specialists doctors even to diagnose the problem.
Her symptoms rapidly progressed to presyncope
and ultimately true syncope on the day of admission.