Syncope, also known as fainting and passing out, is an abrupt, yet temporary loss of consciousness due to a drop in blood pressure. Causes include stress, pain, dehydration, exhaustion, sweating, heart disorders, metabolic disorders, and lung disorders.
Symptoms of syncope include:
Your UT Southwestern Medical Center doctor may perform several tests to diagnose syncope. Common diagnostic tests include:
If someone experiences syncope, treatments include:
To schedule an appointment with a syncope expert at UT Southwestern's facilities in Dallas or for more information about our services, request an appointment or call 214-645-8300.