Table 4Patterns of syncope

ArrhythmiaVasovagalNeurogenic
PremonitoryOften noneCough, micturition, standing, neck extensionHeadache, confusion, aura
EpisodeSudden collapseCollapse, pale, unconscious <1 minuteFit, eg, tongue biting, incontinence
RecoveryFeels wellFeels illOften prolonged postictal phase

From: Chapter 8, Arrhythmia

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Cardiology Explained.
Ashley EA, Niebauer J.
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