Köhögési syncope

Translated title of the contribution: Cough syncope

Katalin Avramov, Péter Mayer, Éva Kiss, Döra Paprika, Eva Zöllei, László Vécsei, László Rudas

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Cough syncope is an infrequently diagnosed form of situational syncope. Most of the reported cases occurs among middle-aged or elderly overweight males, suffering from chronic obstructive lung disease. In our report of four cases we demonstrate the underlying mechanism of cough syncope. Hemodynamic recordings at the time of simulated cough attacks demonstrated the equalisation of the arterial and central venous pressures with consequent cerebral hypoperfusion. The first case illustrates the difficulties of the diagnostic work-up and the confounding effects of the co-existing arrhythmia. The second and fourth cases draw attention to the relationship between cough syncope and accidents. All four patients suffered from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease resulting from heavy smoking which seems to be the most important underlying factor of this syndrome.

Translated title of the contributionCough syncope
Original languageHungarian
Pages (from-to)159-163
Number of pages5
JournalLege Artis Medicinae
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jul 22 2002

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    Avramov, K., Mayer, P., Kiss, É., Paprika, D., Zöllei, E., Vécsei, L., & Rudas, L. (2002). Köhögési syncope. Lege Artis Medicinae, 12(3), 159-163.