Drugs linked to fainting in hot weather
Patients taking angiotensin type 2 receptor blockers (A2RA) are prone to fainting during periods of mild exercise in hot weather, a series of cases observed by a rural GP suggests.
Sudden collapse may occur due to A2RA-induced hypotension during activities such as gardening, golfing and bowling in hot weather, says Dr Peter Radford, who works as a GP and in the local hospital emergency department at Benalla, Victoria.
In a three year period Dr Radford has seen 10 patients who collapsed without warning during hot weather. All had been taking