Vasovagal syncope

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What is vasovagal syncope?

Vasovagal syncope, the most common type of syncope, occurs in response to triggers and results in a brief loss of consciousness and quick recovery. It is caused by a sudden drop in heart rate and blood pressure, which reduces the flow of blood to the brain.

Common symptoms reported by people with vasovagal syncope

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Treatments taken by people for vasovagal syncope

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Who has vasovagal syncope on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 0 new patients joined this month
  • 116 say vasovagal syncope is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 4
20s 49
30s 85
40s 78
50s 66
60s 39
70+ 16
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 80
20-29 years 32
30-39 years 32
40-49 years 22
50-59 years 13
60-69 years 6
70+ years 2

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 66
Female 271

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 200
Not Diagnosed 22

These charts show data from vasovagal syncope patients who have completed their condition history
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