Chapter 15. Miscellaneous Causes of Syncope

  1. Blair P. Grubb MD1 and
  2. Brian Olshansky MD2
  1. Daniel J. Kosinski MD and
  2. Blair P. Grubb MD

Published Online: 16 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470994801.ch15

Syncope: Mechanisms and Management, Second Edition

Syncope: Mechanisms and Management, Second Edition

How to Cite

Kosinski, D. J. and Grubb, B. P. (2005) Miscellaneous Causes of Syncope, in Syncope: Mechanisms and Management, Second Edition (eds B. P. Grubb and B. Olshansky), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470994801.ch15

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics Director, Cardiac Electrophysiology Section Medical College of Ohio Toledo, OH

  2. 2

    Professor of Medicine Director, Cardiac Electrophysiology University of Iowa Medical Center Iowa City, IA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 NOV 2007
  2. Published Print: 26 MAY 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405122078

Online ISBN: 9780470994801



  • situational syncope;
  • etiologies;
  • vasodilation;
  • bradycardia;
  • intrathoracic pressure


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Situational syncope

  • Syncope caused by increased intrathoracic pressure

  • Hair-grooming syncope seizures

  • Syncope caused by the use of therapeutic or recreational drugs

  • Syncope in pacemaker patients

  • Syncope during sexual activity

  • Narcolepsy and cataplexy

  • Mastocytosis

  • Subclavian steal syndrome

  • Pheochromocytoma

  • Baroreflex failure

  • Syncope caused by metabolic or endocrine abnormalities

  • Summary