Syncope

If you have frequent fainting spells or dizziness, you may have an issue with proper blood flow to your brain, which is a condition known as syncope. With the help of board-certified cardiologist Camellus Ezeugwu, MD, FACC, FACP, PhD, of Just Heart Cardiovascular Group Inc. and our team, you can get started on a personalized syncope management plan, so you can restore your quality of life. Find out more by booking an exam today. Schedule either online or over the phone.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

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Syncope, which is simply the medical term for passing out or fainting, can lead to a wide variety of issues that can affect your daily activities, work, and exercise routine. If you have syncope, you may experience:

Fainting after eating or exercising
Poor balance and unsteadiness
Dizziness or lightheadedness
Abnormal heart rhythm
Slow or fast heartbeat
Panic attacks
Tunnel vision
Headaches
Seizures
You may even be able to tell that syncope is about to occur soon. Before an episode happens, for instance, you might start feeling nauseous and have a fluttering in your chest. These are known as premonitory symptoms.

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If any of the above symptoms sound familiar, it’s important to schedule a comprehensive syncope evaluation at Heart Disease Prevention and Training Center (HDPTC) right away. Our Team spends time thoroughly examining you and getting to the root of your condition. Your case of syncope may be caused by:

Sudden drop in blood pressure (vasovagal syncope)
Seizures, strokes, or transient ischemic attacks (neurologic syncope)
Anxiety, panic, emotional stress, or coughing fits (situational syncope)
Quick change in positions, like if you stand up too fast (postural syncope)
Abnormally fast heart rhythm (postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome)
No matter what’s causing your case of syncope, you can receive the treatments you need at Just Heart Cardiovascular Group Inc.

Syncope can lower your quality of life and prevent you from participating in enjoyable activities, so Our Team is diligent about helping you find just the right solution. Your syncope management plan from Heart Disease Prevention and Training Center (HDPTC) can include:

Managing or changing your medications
Elevating your head while sleeping
Wearing compression stockings
Reducing your sodium intake
Learning to avoid triggers
Getting more potassium
Drinking more water
For more severe cases of syncope that stem from an irregular heartbeat issue, Our Team could recommend implanting a pacemaker. But no matter how minor or how complex your case of syncope may be, you can get the help you need at Heart Disease Prevention and Training Center (HDPTC)

Book your syncope exam at Heart Disease Prevention and Training Center (HDPTC) directly through the website. You can also call either location to speak with a team member.