Obstetrics & gynaecology

Fainting during pregnancy can be risky for mother and child

Fainting, also known as syncope, is the sudden loss of consciousness. In most cases, fainting is not dangerous—unless it is complicated by a fall or other injury —and the person recovers quickly.

Health

Why do people faint?

Maybe it's a bride standing in a hot chapel, or an exhausted runner after a race. It could be someone watching a medical procedure on television or a donor at a blood drive.

Cardiology

How long do people need to be monitored after fainting?

For the first time, physicians in the Emergency Department (ED) have evidence-based recommendations on how best to catch the life-threatening conditions that make some people faint. New research published in Circulation suggests ...

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