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11 Possible Causes for Carpopedal Spasm, Vasovagal Syncope

  • Hyperventilation

    In extreme cases it may cause carpopedal spasms, a flapping and contraction of the hands and feet.Factors that may induce or sustain hyperventilation include: physiological[] In extreme cases it may cause carpopedal spasms, a flapping and contraction of the hands and feet. [3] [4] Factors that may induce or sustain [2] hyperventilation include:[] Trousseau's sign (also called 'main d'accoucheur' or carpopedal spasm) is muscle spasm in the hands, with the tips of the fingers and thumb apposed and the fingers straight[]

  • Acute Hyperventilation

    spasm.[] Hyperventilation syndrome related to anxiety can cause alkalosis severe enough to cause carpopedal spasm.[] spasm), looking upwards and breathing vigorously (60–80 bpm).[]

  • Psychogenic Hyperventilation

    Hyperventilation frequently causes numbness and or tingling and spasms in the hands and fingers. Carpopedal spasms are very common, therefore this is TRUE c.[] This is where they base the tilt-table test study for vasovagal syncope. They have been successful thus far in inducing some but not all.[] spasm.[]

  • Orthostatic Syncope

    The patient with hyperventilation and syncope usually has a history of tachypnea, often with paresthesias and sometimes carpopedal spasm.[] The most common cause of syncope in the general population is the neurally mediated syncope known as neurocardiogenic syncope, vasovagal syncope (VVS) or simply “fainting”[] Abstract At orthostatic vasovagal syncope there appears to be a sudden decline of sympathetic activity.[]

  • Ciguatera Poisoning

    Other reported symptoms include carpopedal spasm, ptosis, and inconsolability.[]

  • Chronic Right-Sided Congestive Heart Failure

    Carpopedal spasms are spasms of the hands, thumbs, feet or toes, and are associated with hypocapnia. They come from long periods of rapid, deep respiration.[] Example: Haemorrhage ; vasovagal syncope etc. ii) Impaired atrial filling by external compression. Example: Constrictive pericarditis. Clinical presentation: 1.[]

  • Heat Exhaustion

    We report the case a woman who was found dead in a forest. The body was nude and the position of the body suggested a sexually motivated homicide. We concluded that death was not related to homicide, but was related to the conjunction of environmental factors, including insect stings, and acute psychosis. A[…][]

  • Hypokalemic Periodic Paralysis

    A 17-year-old female presented to us with a history of perioral numbness and carpopedal spasms of one week duration followed by progressive weakness of all the four limbs[]

  • Kearns Sayre Syndrome

    Hypocalcemic tetany occurred at the age of four, with paresthesia and carpopedal spasms.[] The North American Vasovagal Pacemaker Study (VPS): a randomized trial of permanent cardiac pacing for the prevention of vasovagal syncope.[] spasms and other signs, therefore considered.[]

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

    Parry SW, Norton M, Pairman J, Baptist M, Wilton K, Reeve P, et al : Impedance cardiography : a role in vasovagal syncope diagnosis? Age Ageing 38 : 718-723, 2009 21.[]

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