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Syncope (Fainting) Summary

Description: A transient loss of consciousness and postural tone caused by diminished blood flow to the brain (i.e., BRAIN ISCHEMIA). Presyncope refers to the sensation of lightheadedness and loss of strength that precedes a syncopal event or accompanies an incomplete syncope. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp367-9)

Also Known As: Fainting; Micturition Syncope; Syncopes; Drop Attack; Syncopal Episode; Syncopal Vertigo; Syncope, Cardiogenic; Syncope, Carotid Sinus; Syncope, Convulsive; Syncope, Deglutitional; Syncope, Effort; Syncope, Hyperventilation; Syncope, Micturition; Syncope, Situational; Syncope, Stokes-Adams; Syncope, Tussive; Attack, Drop; Cardiogenic Syncope; Cardiogenic Syncopes; Carotid Sinus Syncope; Carotid Sinus Syncopes; Convulsive Syncope; Convulsive Syncopes; Deglutitional Syncope; Deglutitional Syncopes; Drop Attacks; Effort Syncope; Effort Syncopes; Episode, Syncopal; Hyperventilation Syncope; Hyperventilation Syncopes; Micturition Syncopes; Postural Syncope; Postural Syncopes; Presyncopes; Situational Syncope; Situational Syncopes; Stokes-Adams Syncope; Stokes-Adams Syncopes; Syncopal Episodes; Syncope, Stokes Adams; Syncopes, Cardiogenic; Syncopes, Carotid Sinus; Syncopes, Convulsive; Syncopes, Deglutitional; Syncopes, Effort; Syncopes, Hyperventilation; Syncopes, Micturition; Syncopes, Postural; Syncopes, Situational; Syncopes, Stokes-Adams; Syncopes, Tussive; Tussive Syncope; Tussive Syncopes; Vertigo, Syncopal; Vertigos, Syncopal; Presyncope; Syncope, Postural

Networked: 2631 relevant articles (124 outcomes, 239 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Syncope

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Propranolol (Inderal) : 7 outcomes 3 studies in 39 results : FDA 158 Generic
  2. Midodrine (Midon) : 6 outcomes 7 studies in 24 results : FDA 7 Generic
  3. Lennox-Gastaut type Epileptic encephalopathy : 6 outcomes 3 studies in 18 results : IBA
  4. Metoprolol (Lopressor) : 5 outcomes 8 studies in 24 results : FDA 37 Generic
  5. Dichlorodiphenyldichloroethane (DDD) : 5 outcomes 2 studies in 26 results : IBA
  6. rufinamide : 5 outcomes 1 study in 11 results : FDA 1
  7. Isoproterenol (Isoprenaline) : 3 outcomes 20 studies in 134 results : FDA 22 Generic
  8. Amiodarone (Amiodarona) : 3 outcomes 4 studies in 29 results : FDA 4 Generic
  9. Atenolol (Tenormin) : 3 outcomes 4 studies in 14 results : FDA 46 Generic
  10. topiramate (Topamax) : 3 outcomes 2 studies in 6 results : FDA 28 Generic
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Diseases Related to Syncope

  1. Seizures (Seizure)
  2. Syncope (Fainting)
  3. Ventricular Tachycardia
  4. Dizziness (Lightheadedness)
  5. Vasovagal Syncope
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Key Therapies for Syncope

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  1. Drug Therapy (Chemotherapy) : 10 outcomes 9 studies in 51 results
  2. Implantable Defibrillators (Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator) : 3 outcomes 22 studies in 126 results
  3. Radiotherapy : 2 outcomes in 9 results
  4. Resuscitation : 1 outcome 2 studies in 33 results
  5. Injections : 1 outcome 2 studies in 11 results
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