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loss ov consciousness wid clonic jerks can still be cardiac uworld says dat...n theres no mention ov what d post syncope state ov affairs was..wats d way to luk at it then?
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got it wrong too..it was a little hard to digest..anyway they mentioned guy having PVC's so maybe that made him prone to arrythmia leading to syncope..
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To add some points to cardiac syncope.
Syncope is transient loss of consciousness/postural tone secondary to acute decrease in cerebral blood flow. Cardiac syncope: loss of consciousness sudden & without warning, causes: obstructions to cardiac output , arrhythmias such as ventricular asystole, extreme bradycardia, or ventricular fibrillation & massive MI.
Two ways to differentiate between cardiac syncope & seizures:
1. Duration, momentarily in cardiac syncope.
2. Bladder control: is maintained in syncope.
The convulsive movements of epilepsy last longer and are more violent than the twitches often seen in syncope.
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loss ov consciousness wid clonic jerks can still be cardiac uworld says dat...n theres no mention ov what d post syncope state ov affairs was..wats d way to luk at it then?
Can be, due to brain hypoxia..., not the usual presentation but possible. Watch out for the other hinds already posted previously.
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Can be, due to brain hypoxia..., not the usual presentation but possible. Watch out for the other hinds already posted previously.
they have mentioned that clonic jerks prolonged can be seen in syncope if due to brain hypoxia ,may be due to cardiac cause .
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