Syncope or Drop Attack?

  • R. A. Kenny
Conference paper


Syncope (derived from the Greek words, syn meaning with and the verb koptein meaning “to cut”, or, more appropriately in this case, “to interrupt”) is a symptom, defined as a transient, self-limited loss of consciousness, usually leading to falling. The onset of syncope is relatively rapid, and the subsequent recovery is spontaneous, complete: and usually prompt [1,3].


Orthostatic Hypotension Carotid Sinus Vasovagal Syncope Drop Attack Paced Patient 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. A. Kenny
    • 1
  1. 1.Cardiovascular Investigation UnitUniversity of Newcastle and Royal Victoria InfirmaryNewcastle upon TyneUK

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