Neurocardiogenic (vasovagal) Syncope Treatment Information

By: Juliet Cohen

Neurocardiogenic syncope is the most common type of syncope (fainting). Neurocardiogenic syncope, also known as Vasovagal syncope. Neurocardiogenic syncope is not a serious danger to life or condition, but in an abnormal stimulus effect. The result is a decrease in blood pressure leading to a decrease in blood flow to the brain. Neurocardiogenic syncope almost always occurs when the patient is standing. It is much less frequent when lying down or sitting. Usually, the early signs are nausea, paleness, sweatiness, a rapid heartbeat, dizziness or tightness in the throat. Pressant in some places on the throat, sinuses and eyes.

Neurocardiogenic syncope most often happens to people in stressful or painful situations that causes them anxiety. Neurocardiogenic syncope is caused by exaggerated autonomic response to various stimuli, of which the most common are standing and emotion. The treatment of vaso-vagal syncope partly depends on the mechanism causing the outbreak of reflex. Several drugs are used in the small number of patients who do not respond to the measures of lifestyle. Beta-blockers: metoprolol, atenolol, propranolol, bisoprolol. These drugs block the adrenaline, to prevent the "overflow" of the component abnormal reflex.

Paroxitine medicines and other similar drugs (SSRIs), are commonly used to treat depression or anxiety. Midodrine medicines raises blood pressure by narrowing blood vessels. Other drugs that can be used include scopolamine, disopyramide, or theophylline. Neurocardiogenic syncope is most often treated with a combination of increased salt and water, in conjunction with drugs that regulate blood pressure. It is important for patients to recognize the potential triggers and take account of warning signs. Some postures and physical exercises are helpful to raise blood pressure at the meeting for a long time.

Neurocardiogenic Syncope Treatment and Prevention Tips

1. Exercise is important in regaining the effects.

2. Wearing graded compression stockings may be helpful.

3. Beta-blockers (such as Metoprolol or Atenolol) may helpful. this condition.

4. Some patients may need to be on a high salt diet or wear compression stockings.

5. For people with frequent episodes of fainting, they may need a pacemaker.

6. Certain postures and physical maneuvers are helpful in raising blood pressure.

7. Take shorter showers and baths and aim for a cooler water temperature.

8. Avoid saunas, hot tubs, and lying on a hot beach

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