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Deglutition syncope
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Deglutition syncope

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Contributors: Jamie Adams MD, Richard L. Barbano MD, PhD
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Synopsis

Relatively rare form of situational neurally mediated vasovagal syncope triggered by oral intake (solid food, liquids, or both). May be associated with underlying gastroesophageal or cardiac condition. Can occur at any age. Affected patients may experience presyncope or syncope during or after oral intake, including symptoms such as sinus bradycardia, dysphagia, weakness, hypotension, fatigue, and visual impairment. Patients may complain of progressively worsening lightheadedness during oral consumption.

Treatment is case dependent and may include behavioral modifications, anticholinergic therapy, or permanent pacemaker placement.

Codes

ICD10CM:
R55 – Syncope and collapse

SNOMEDCT:
234170005 – Deglutition Syncope

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Last Updated: 03/28/2017
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Deglutition syncope
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Deglutition syncope : Loss of consciousness, Syncope, Sinus bradycardia, Asthenia, Presyncope, BP decreased
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