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Any degree of hepatic impairment significantly increases flibanserin concentrations, which can lead to hypotension, syncope, and CNS depression.
Dizziness, vertigo and syncope are very common medical problems that are encountered in daily clinical practice.
He said: "Twenty ve ve T people a year are killed while driving with a cough syncope.
During cross-examination, prosecutor Lisa Jones said the professor's conclusion of cough syncope being to blame for the crash was "inaccurate".
The Newcastle Hospitals' Falls and Syncope Service, the largest of its kind in Europe, sees people from all over the country with balance issues, dizziness, low blood pressure, vertigo and a general lack of coordination - all leading to falls or sudden loss of consciousness.
One should know this type of syncope is produced by a reflex that causes sudden dilation of the blood vessels in the legs, causing the blood to pool there.
In the abstract the team describe the case of a 31 year old woman admitted to hospital for traumatic syncope.
Vasovagal syncope is the most common form of fainting, caused by a sudden drop in blood pressure in response to triggers like scary thoughts, seeing blood or standing too long.
In a vaccine safety study, routine administration of the quadrivalent human papillomavirus vaccine was associated with only two minor short-term adverse events: syncope on the day of vaccination and skin infection during the 2 weeks thereafter, according to a recent report.
The ten-minute event is not medically significant--but try telling that to Uncle Oscar Kargman, who had his first syncope at age 60.