Situational syncope

Sometimes specific scenarios trigger syncope, for example:

  • coughing bouts
  • ¬†swallowing cold liquids
  • straining at stool
  • micturition.

Syncope may also occur immediately after peak exercise. This contrasts with collapses occurring during exercise, for example if the person has aortic stenosis.

Treatment of situational syncope is avoidance of, or amelioration of the trigger.