A 30-year-old member asked:
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how can you determine if my unexplained fainting is due to arrhythmia?

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Dr. William Scott
38 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Event recorder: In order to be certain, a recording at the time is symptoms is necessary. Depending upon the frequency of the symptoms, there are different types of recorders/ monitors that are available.
Answered on May 16, 2013
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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Arrhythmia: There is a whole panoply of recording devices that can record cardiac rhythm for hours, days or even weeks to try and catch an arrhythmia.
Answered on Nov 6, 2014
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Dr. Raja'a Kaddaha
27 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
Yes: Fainting had many causes, some could be related to arrhythmia ( fast or slow heart beats) or could be due to low blood pressure or other neurologic causes. Ask your doctor for event monitor if you have a recurrent unexplained fainting, this will try to correlate your fainting spells with any abnormality in the heart beats and then you can determine if arrhythmia is the cause of fainting.
Answered on Nov 7, 2014
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Dr. Mary Callahan
28 years experience Cardiology
You can ask your doctor to refer you to a cardiologist for an evaluation. Fainting can be due to a fast or slow heart beat, or sudden drop in blood pressure, or other neurologic causes.
Nov 7, 2014

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