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Syncope (fainting) occurs when not enough blood reaches a person's brain and they pass out. Pre-syncope means feeling dizzy or lightheaded but not actually fainting. While syncope is often not dangerous, it can also be the first and only warning before sudden cardiac death. Therefore, people with syncope should be evaluated by a knowledgeable physician.
With expertise and determination, our physicians will work to find the underlying cause of your syncope.Meet our physicians:
Syncope has many possible causes. For Tammy Riblett, syncope was a mystery that Johns Hopkins cardiologist Nancy Strahan was intent on solvingRead Nancy's story.