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Swallow Syncope

Specialty:

Neurology, Psychiatry, Ophthalmology & Otolaryngology

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Description:

Swallow syncope is a rare form of situational syncope associated with a vasovagal stimulus caused by mechanoreceptors in the esophagus. Vagal stimulation may trigger bradycardia or it may result in sympathetic withdrawal with peripheral vascular dilatation and hypotension.

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