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Fainting (cont.)

Fainting Prognosis

The prognosis of a person who has fainted depends greatly on the underlying cause, age of patient and available treatments. Cardiac syncope carries the highest chance of sudden death especially in the elderly. Fainting that is not associated with cardiac or neurologic disease, however, presents a more limited risk although it is higher than in the general population.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/15/2014

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