Webinar: Syncope, Blackouts & Fainting – Neurological, Cardiovascular or Other?

Webinar: Syncope, Blackouts & Fainting – Neurological, Cardiovascular or Other?

Date and time

Wednesday 10th February

19:00 - 21:00

Speaker

Mashkur Khan

Consultant

Location

Webinar

Price

£39 + VAT

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Webinar: Syncope, Blackouts & Fainting – Neurological, Cardiovascular or Other?

This event is available to purchase on-demand and was first delivered on Wednesday 10th February 2021.


During this Covid-19 pandemic, both stress and post-viral fatigue, or “long-Covid”, has become disabling for many, and syncope can occur as a result. With 20% of the population facing some form of syncope, fainting or blackouts in their lifetime, (which could also lead to memory loss) it is important to know how to investigate the specific causes and best-practice treatments.


Find out more by learning about; the functions that occur in the body to cause syncope, the investigations to look into, whether it’s neurological, cardiovascular or another cause and the curable treatments. Join Consultant Physician, Dr Mashkur Khan, for this insightful webinar.  


Exploring the simple and complex types of fainting and their aetiologies, we will be examining Vasovagal or neurocardiogenic syncope, where the body reacts to a trigger, such as the sight of blood, by dropping in blood pressure. We will discuss the particular causes including; dehydration, medications, stress, and autonomic dysfunction, and what happens within the body. Differentiating between cardiovascular or neurological symptoms, Dr Khan will be advising on the signs to look out for in each case and investigations. Studying the patient’s full history can help to understand whether conditions such as Hypertension or Diabetes play a part. In neurological instances brain scans looking at structural changes that have taken place can be requested, or changes in the ECG for cardiovascular cases. We will also be looking at post-viral fatigue, unexplained infection and debating the issues surrounding stroke or epilepsy diagnoses.


Early diagnosis is key for patients who are driving or working, particularly if it includes forms of heavy lifting or strains on the body. Therefore, once a diagnosis has been determined we can get to work on reversible treatments, such as exercises or prescribed medications. Lifestyle modifications including; drinking more fluids, increasing the amount of potassium in your diet and avoiding caffeine and alcohol can also be advised. Lastly, we will touch on the evidence around memory loss in the short- and long-term. 


We will send you an email with instructions to register and gain access to the webinar 'room' 24 hours before, and a reminder 1 hour before the event.


Learning Outcomes:

  • Review and recap your knowledge on syncope’s causes, and neurological vs. cardiovascualar signs and symptoms.
  • Understand the history and investigations to carry out in order to get an accurate diagnosis for your patients.
  • Be able to advise on treatments – lifestyle modifications, exercises, and/or medications.

  • Aetiologies - Simple vs. complex syncope 
  • The causes
  • Neurological signs & symptoms
  • Cardiovascular signs & symptoms
  • Investigations & history
  • Treatments available 

Mashkur Khan

Consultant | London

I was appointed as a Consultant Physician & Honorary Senior Lecturer at Epsom General Hospital and St George's University of London in 2002. I have pursued an active interest in general medicine, including multi-system pathology and multi-system disorders. I have also developed expertise in diagnostic dilemmas and complex medical problems which are subtle and need careful interpretations. I also do dedicated sessions on the Acute Medical Unit and I am fully versed in acute care, as well as chronic care. I have both inpatient and outpatient commitments and run a busy medical practice. I have a particular interest in medical education and I am the Royal College of Physicians District Tutor, along with being the Programme Director for Core Medical Training on behalf of the London Deanery. As an Honorary Senior Lecturer I teach and examine for the Undergraduate Finals, I am also an Examiner for the membership of the Royal College of Physicians (MRCP UK) and I am the Host Examiner for Epsom General Hospital.


I am particularly interested in all aspects of General Medicine, including syncope and blackouts and I do a full work up for people who are dizzy or feel faint. I also have an interest in Parkinson's disease and its variants and I have chaired both national and international meetings and I have presented in these forums. I also chair the South West Thames Movement Disorder Group and I have been involved in getting specialists together in the South West Thames Region. I am also interested in cognitive problems and memory loss and I am currently the Trust Lead for dementia.


I currently provide both inpatient and outpatient services at Ashtead Hospital. I run two outpatient clinics per week and I am happy to see patients of all age groups. I am very keen to see patients who have undiagnosed medical conditions and have atypical presentations such as weight loss, tiredness and balance problems. I would be happy to see patients at very short notice should the requirement be so.


I am currently an investigator for the COVID-19 vaccine trial. We are currently recruiting for Novavax and we are hopeful that this will be the fourth vaccine out next summer. I am seeing new and follow-up patients in the trial and we are checking their response to the vaccine. We are doing a double blind study and the vaccine arm should prevent the development of COVID.

We are also checking the antibody response for over a year to determine how long the immunity lasts.

Live 2-hour group learning webinar, speaker's slides (if permitted), CPD certificate, and recording of the course (even if you can't make it to the live event).

Chiropractors, Osteopaths, Physiotherapists, Podiatrists, Sports Therapists, Hand Therapists, Radiographers, Occupational Therapists, GP, Other Health Professionals, Trainee Health Professionals, Students

Webinar: Syncope, Blackouts & Fainting – Neurological, Cardiovascular or Other?

Buy now

Add to basket

Date and time

Wednesday 10th February

19:00 - 21:00

Price

£39 + VAT

Speaker

Mashkur Khan

Consultant

Location

Webinar

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