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    A 75-year-old otherwise healthy white female states that she has passed out three times in the last month while walking briskly during her daily walk with the local senior citizens mall walkers' club. This history would suggest which one of the following as the etiology of her syncope?

    a.vasovagal syncope
    b.aortic stenosis
    c.orthostatic hypotension
    d.atrial myxoma

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    I don't think orthostatic hypotension is the answer because she was walking and she wasn't standing up suddenly.

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    looks like aortic stenosis ( elderly often have it and brisk walking may exacerbate it).

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    looks like aortic stenosis ( elderly often have it and brisk walking may exacerbate it).

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    looks like aortic stenosis ( elderly often have it and brisk walking may exacerbate it).

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    Your pulse sometimes become bradycardic with Aortic stenosis. In the elderly, two things that can cause bradycardia are sick sinus syndrome and aortic stenosis. Pay attention to the EKG.

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    aortic stenosis. elderly with syncope (one of the cardinal signs of AS) on exercise.

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    it maybe aortic stenosis

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