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Syncope Workup Basic Insights

The syncope workup is the collective efforts of a physician(s) to determine the cause of a patient’s fainting spell(s).  There are official guidelines for what it should consist of based on both expert opinion and evidence-based medicine.  The various parts of the workup include the following:   The history The physical examination, including measurement of the […]

Syncopal Episode Mechanisms and Causes

A syncopal episode is an alternate term for syncope. There are several reasons it might occur. But there are three main mechanisms by which it occurs. They are: Neurological Postural Cardiac What Is Syncope   The definition of syncope partially addresses the question – why do people faint?  Syncope or a syncopal episode is the […]

Syncope Causes – Medical Terminology

Syncope Causes Syncope causes refer to the reasons people faint. They explain the physiologic processes resulting in fainting even though they don’t usually explain why the processes occur. Knowledge of the different causes is important though, for recognizing, treating and preventing it. Axiomatically, learning the language explaining a cause is the first step to acquiring […]

Nervous System Disorders Signs and Symptoms: Medical Terminology

There are various signs and symptoms of nervous system disorders. There is specific medical terminology that applies to them. Knowledge of it promotes health literacy. It can aid in recognizing the need for professional evaluation and treatment. Prompt actions resulting from a recognized need can prevent undesirable consequences and promote better health care outcomes.  Medical […]

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