What are presyncopal symptoms?

Updated: Jan 13, 2017
  • Author: Rumm Morag, MD, FACEP; Chief Editor: Erik D Schraga, MD  more...
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Presyncopal symptoms reported may include the following:

  • Prior faintness, dizziness, or light-headedness (70% of cases of true syncope)
  • Prior vertigo, weakness, diaphoresis, epigastric discomfort, nausea, blurred or faded vision, pallor, or paresthesias
  • Red flag symptoms - Exertional onset, chest pain, dyspnea, low back pain, palpitations, severe headache, focal neurologic deficits, diplopia, ataxia, or dysarthria

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