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What is the treatment for fainting (syncope)?
Fainting is not normal, although the cause may not be serious. When in doubt,
calling 911, activating the emergency medical system, and seeking medical care
is appropriate. It is always appropriate to seek medical care.
If the episode is short-lived and the person returns to normal function with
no evidence of injury, it may be appropriate to contact the primary care
practitioner to discuss care options.
If the person is not breathing and no pulse can be felt, 911 should be activated, an AED placed, and bystander CPR should be initiated.
In the ambulance, hospital, or doctor's office, because the potential
life-threatening causes of syncope need to be initially considered; often a
patient who complains of fainting (syncope) will be placed on a heart monitor, have an intravenous line
placed, and oxygen supplied. A fingerstick blood sugar may be
checked to look for hypoglycemia (low blood
Further treatment will be tailored to the specific cause of the fainting or syncope based
upon the patient's evaluation.