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Epidemiology And Natural History Of Syncope : How To Remember Easily ?

  • S – Syncope is a common presenting problem.
  • Y – Young individuals have a higher incidence of syncope.
  • N – Neurally mediated syncope is the most common cause.
  • C – Cardiovascular disease can also cause syncope.
  • Y – Young subjects may have a family history of syncope.
  • O – Orthostatic hypotension increases with age.
  • U – Unexplained syncope in younger individuals has an excellent prognosis.
  • R – Risk of sudden cardiac death is associated with cardiac causes of syncope.
  • M – Mortality rate is increased in individuals with syncope due to orthostatic hypotension.
  • I – Incidence of syncope rises sharply after 70 years of age.
  • N – Neurologic disorders and medication use contribute to orthostatic hypotension.
  • D – Decreased baroreflex responsiveness and cardiac compliance play a role in orthostatic hypotension.


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