Problem

Fainting

Other Names:
Syncope
Vasovagal attack
Faintness
Feeling faint
Nature:
With fainting, the subject changes from a normal to an unconscious state within seconds. Fainting is sometimes accompanied by brief clonic seizure activity but this generally requires no specific treatment or investigation. Fainting is simply managed by placing the patient in a recumbent position.
Related Problems:
Dizziness
Anaphylaxis
Values:
Attack
Problem Type:
G: Very specific problems
Date of last update
02.01.2004 – 00:00 CET
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