Clinical Neuroscience

[Analysis of 19 cases of syncope]

DÚS Vince1

MAY 01, 1963

Clinical Neuroscience - 1963;16(05)

[In summary, 1. with the exception of the 3 cases with epilepsy, resting electrical activity, even if abnormal, does not appear to be specific and cannot be associated with syncope; 2. syncope, although in the majority of cases an independent pathology, may be associated with epilepsy (cases 1 and 2) and even, we hypothesize, may be a trigger of epilepsy (case 3); In case 3, the electrographic findings support the conclusion that the cause of the malocclusions is, as Gastaut et al. have already shown, cerebral anoxia caused by asystole or bradycardia; 4 Our case 4 suggests that the pathomechanism of cough syncope may involve a vagocardial reflex mechanism; 5. syncope can be induced by Megimide in addition to Cardiazolone. To our present knowledge, there is no link between epilepsy and the pathomechanism of syncope. However, syncope provoked by Cardiazole and Megimide deserves further study in the direction of the nature of the central mechanism that leads to the suspension of cardiac function.]

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