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What are the causes of syncope in youngsters?
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Dr. Richard Humes
Pediatrics - Cardiology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Multiple
Syncope (fainting) is a relatively common occurence, particularly in teens and pre-teens.
Ultimately it is due to low blood pressure to the brain, but has many triggers (standing too long, getting up quickly, sight of blood, sudden trauma, etc). Kids who faint should be evaluated, but the cure is usually increased fluid and sodium intake. In some, medications may be used to help.

In brief: Multiple
Syncope (fainting) is a relatively common occurence, particularly in teens and pre-teens.
Ultimately it is due to low blood pressure to the brain, but has many triggers (standing too long, getting up quickly, sight of blood, sudden trauma, etc). Kids who faint should be evaluated, but the cure is usually increased fluid and sodium intake. In some, medications may be used to help.
Dr. Richard Humes
Dr. Richard Humes
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Dr. William Scott
Pediatrics - Cardiology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Multiple
The most common cuase for syncope, or fainting, is a temporary imbalance in the nervous system leading to low heart rate or blood pressure.
It is most common in adolescents, it is typically not dangerous and most outgrow the condition. Much less common, but more concerning, are cardiac causes including arrhythmias and structural heart problems that limit the blood flow to the brain.

In brief: Multiple
The most common cuase for syncope, or fainting, is a temporary imbalance in the nervous system leading to low heart rate or blood pressure.
It is most common in adolescents, it is typically not dangerous and most outgrow the condition. Much less common, but more concerning, are cardiac causes including arrhythmias and structural heart problems that limit the blood flow to the brain.
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Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
Pediatrics - Cardiology
In brief: Syncope
most common is vasovagal syncope

In brief: Syncope
most common is vasovagal syncope
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