Trends and immediate outcomes of syncope during pregnancy: A narrative review

Document Type



Community Health Sciences


Pregnancy-related syncope presents special difficulties due to the rapid physiological changes that occur throughout gestation. This narrative review provides a thorough summary of the patterns and pregnancy outcomes secondary to syncope during pregnancy. There is an increase in syncope burden during pregnancy, and hence it is critical that medical professionals understand the significance of syncope during pregnancy. Syncope can have a negative impact on the health of the mother as well as the fetus. Therefore, this review summarizes data from studies on syncope in pregnancy. It includes observational studies, case reports, and review articles. Early detection and proper management are very important because pregnant women who experience cardiac syncope are at risk of unfavorable neonatal and maternal outcomes. The review reveals diverse trends in syncope incidence during pregnancy, emphasizing the need for a nuanced understanding of temporal variations. Risks of injury, uteroplacental insufficiency, psychological effects, interruptions in prenatal treatment, possible aggravation of pre-existing diseases, and lifestyle changes are examples of immediate maternal repercussions. Pregnancy-related syncope is a complex condition that affects the health of the mother and the fetus. The study stresses the need for careful clinical treatment due to the rapid results and the diversity in incidence patterns. The unique component of a possible relationship to the brain health of offspring justifies further investigation in this area.


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The Cureus Journal of Medical Science