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Vasovagal syncope is when a person faints because the body overreacts to a trigger like the sight of blood or emotional distress. Vasovagal syncope will cause the heart rate and blood pressure is drop suddenly.
While there is no classical vasovagal syncope trigger, there are some common triggers that may lead to fainting. These triggers include
Before the patient faints, they could experience the following
Imaging and Diagnostics:
There are many ways for the doctor to diagnose vasovagal syncope. Below are tests that the doctor may ask the patient to make a proper diagnosis
In most cases, treatment for vasovagal syncope is unnecessary, however, if the patient experiences vasovagal syncope enough, the doctor may suggest some treatment options