Conditions and treatments

Vasovagal syncope (neurocardiogenic syncope, fainting)

Commonly known as simple fainting, neurocardiogenic syncope is a common cause of syncope. During an episode of vasovagal syncope, there is a sudden loss of consciousness, due to a rapid decrease in blood pressure and heart rate, followed by a rapid and complete recovery.

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Ventricular premature beats

Ventricular premature beats (VPBs) are extra heartbeats, which interrupt the regular rhythm of the heart, and are one type of abnormal heart rhythm (arrhythmia).

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