About Careers Internship MedBlogs Contact us
Medindia LOGIN REGISTER
Advertisement

Fainting / Syncope - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Font : A-A+

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Which doctor should I visit in case I faint?

A single fainting episode may not mean much and may not require treatment. However, if you suffer from repeated episodes, it is better to meet your general practitioner who may evaluate you and refer you to a specialist if necessary.
Advertisement

2. What are the tests used for diagnosing the cause of fainting?

Fainting is diagnosed based on a complete physical examination. An ECG should be done to rule out cardiac cause. A twenty-four hour (Holter) electrocardiographic monitoring is done to rule out suspected arrhythmias. Echocardiography and exercise testing may be used in some cases. Tests like computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), electroencephalography (EEG), and carotid ultrasonography are advised only if a neurological cause is suspected.

Citations   close

Please use one of the following formats to cite this article in your essay, paper or report:

  • APA

    Dr. Simi Paknikar. (2014, August 14). Fainting / Syncope - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). Medindia. Retrieved on May 27, 2022 from https://www.medindia.net/symptoms/fainting-faq.htm.

  • MLA

    Dr. Simi Paknikar. "Fainting / Syncope - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)". Medindia. May 27, 2022. <https://www.medindia.net/symptoms/fainting-faq.htm>.

  • Chicago

    Dr. Simi Paknikar. "Fainting / Syncope - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)". Medindia. https://www.medindia.net/symptoms/fainting-faq.htm. (accessed May 27, 2022).

  • Harvard

    Dr. Simi Paknikar. 2021. Fainting / Syncope - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). Medindia, viewed May 27, 2022, https://www.medindia.net/symptoms/fainting-faq.htm.


Post a Comment

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.

Advertisement
Health Topics A - Z
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z



    Advertisement
    What's New on Medindia
    Monkeypox Outbreak: What it is, How Does it Spread & the Prevention
    Seasonal Allergy Medications
    How to Choose the Best Eczema-Friendly Moisturizer for Children?
    View all
    Advertisement

    Medindia Newsletters Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!
    Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

    Most Popular on Medindia

    Loram (2 mg) (Lorazepam) Sinopril (2mg) (Lacidipine) Hearing Loss Calculator Daily Calorie Requirements Drug - Food Interactions Iron Intake Calculator Blood Pressure Calculator Post-Nasal Drip Find a Doctor Sanatogen

    Disclaimer - All information and content on this site are for information and educational purposes only. The information should not be used for either diagnosis or treatment or both for any health related problem or disease. Always seek the advice of a qualified physician for medical diagnosis and treatment. Full Disclaimer

    © All Rights Reserved 1997 - 2022

    This site uses cookies to deliver our services. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use