A rare cause of syncope: cough.
Syncope is a transient loss of consciousness, associated with loss of postural tone, with spontaneous return to baseline neurologic function. Syncope is a common complaint in the emergency department.
Cough syncope occurs immediately after coughing. Cough syncope rapidly recovers in 1-2 second. Although cough syncope has been classified in vasovagal syncope, it may differ from pathogenetic mechanism. Physicians should be aware of this easily recognizable cough induced syncope.
We present a 59-year-old obese man was referred for clinical evaluation because of recurrent syncope without seizures following coughing who developed cough syncope.
Physicians should be aware of this easily recognizable cough induced syncope in all subjects admitted with syncope and should screen possible underlying sources of cough.
Department of Cardiology, School of Medicine, Dicle University, Diyarbakir, Turkey. email@example.com
SourceEuropean review for medical and pharmacological sciences 16 Suppl 1: 2012 Mar pg 71-2
MeSHAntidepressive Agents, Second-Generation
Proton Pump Inhibitors
Pub Type(s)Case Reports