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Syncope or Fainting

Fainting also referred to as "passing out", "blacking out" or syncope is a sudden loss of consciousness that occurs when blood pressure drops and not enough oxygen reaches the brain.  Most fainting spells are brief and consciousness is regained in a few minutes.  Some causes of unexplained syncope or harmless but others may be serious. Abnormal heart rhythms are among the most serious causes of syncope that need to be detected.


Dr. Civello may use a Holter monitor, event monitor, mobile cardiac outpatient telemetry or implantable loop recorder to help diagnose the cause of your syncope.




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