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Sunday, 3 December, 2017

It has been nine days since I passed out at my computer. On November 24 at 6:15 I leaned back slightly in my chair, and felt light headed. 581 more words

December 2017

Is prolactin level useful in determining whether my patient with loss of consciousness suffered a seizure?

It depends on the timing of your patient’s presentation!

It is generally held that serum prolactin level peaks within 10-20 min after a generalized tonic-clonic or complex partial seizure and returns to baseline within 2-6 h. 261 more words

Yoga Pose for Fainting / Syncope


Paschimottanasana (Forward Bend Pose)

How to do it?

  • Sit up with the legs stretched out straight in front of you
  • Now bend your head and trunk slowly forward to catch the toes without bending knees…
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2 Mudra for Fainting / Syncope

Surya Mudra

How to do it?

Keep the tip of the Ring finger on the base of the Thumb finger.

Vayu Mudra

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Straight, No Chaser: Treating Halloween Mishaps

In the previous Straight, No Chaser, we offered you tips for a safe Halloween. However, safety tips are only as good as your inclination to use them. 484 more words

Sterling Medical Advice

My elderly patient developed a new left bundle branch block following transcatheter aortic valve replacement. Is this a frequent occurrence?

Yes, conduction abnormalities, particularly left bundle branch block (LBBB), frequently complicate transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR).

A 2016 systematic review and meta-analysis reported new-onset LBBB following TAVR and persisting at hospital discharge in 13.3%-37% of patients1; the incidence may be higher or lower depending on the type of prosthesis used.2,3 In the same systematic review, new-onset LBBB was associated with a higher risk of permanent pacemaker placement (PPI) and cardiac death during 1-year followup.   317 more words