Conditions + Treatments

Syncope in Children

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Syncope is the medical term for fainting. It’s a temporary loss of consciousness and muscle tone that occurs when not enough blood goes to the brain.

  • Fainting affects people of all ages.
  • More than 100,000 adults and children visit a doctor each year because of fainting.
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