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Conditions We Treat: Syncope

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.

Syncope: What You Need to Know

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Why choose Johns Hopkins Heart and Vascular Institute for treatment of syncope?

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Syncope has many possible causes. For Tammy Riblett, syncope was a mystery that Johns Hopkins cardiologist Nancy Strahan was intent on solving

Read Nancy's story.