- If the cause of fainting or syncope is not determined, and the affected person is not hospitalized, he or she should see a health care practitioner within a few days. Learn to check your own pulse and teach your family members what to do in case you faint again.
- Many people never faint again after the first time.
- The affected individual may be referred to a heart specialist if cardiac syncope is suspected.
- If neurologic disease is suspected during the emergency department evaluation, the person should be referred to a neurologist.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/15/2014
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