Hypothesis: Cough as a Complementary Maneuver to Avoid Vasovagal Syncope

G. Aurora Ruiz, Raul Chirife, Eliana Aversa, M. Cristina Tentori


Vasovagal syncope (VVS) is highly prevalent in thegeneral population. Although its prognosis is benign,in certain cases it implies an increased risk of trauma,as well as deterioration in quality of life. Thefirst line of treatment to avoid this condition consistsin informing and advising the patient on the indicatedhygienic-dietary measures. In the face of imminentsyncope with prodromes, physical maneuversthat rapidly increase blood pressure (BP) are implemented.


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