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what could be the cause of a female 69 yr old fall without blacking out female has a stent in her heart for a blockage. has had 1 heart attack. has had breast cancer within the last 5 yrs. an had a breast removed an has been tested for heart problems now

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Dr. Daniel Weiss
45 years experience Endocrinology
We : We just need more information here. If there was loss of consciousness, passing out, seizure disorder is one cause. Low blood pressure is another. A heart irregularity is a third. Too often we do not find the cause for an episode of so called syncope. Ask the doctors to find out what they discover.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
Dr. John Yim
Dr. John Yim answered
28 years experience Surgical Oncology
Needs more work up : This could be related to her heart and less likely her breast cancer but there are many other causes of a fall without blacking out. Breast cancer is probably the least likely but metastases to the brain can happen and may cause stroke-like symptoms that could cause a fall without passing out. However, this really is unlikely. She needs further work up.
Answered on Sep 14, 2013

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