Syncope and Heredity

Angie Szumlinski News

Syncope is the most common form of transient loss of consciousness (TLOC), defined as sudden-onset bradycardia and vasodilation leading to an abrupt decrease in cardiac output, cerebral hypoperfusion, and temporary loss of consciousness. Many of our residents experience episodes of syncope similar to this that may be triggered by orthostatic or emotional stress, pain, and gastrointestinal symptoms. Why some individuals …