Blackouts

  • What are common causes of blackouts?

    Blackouts or episodes of loss of consciousness can occur for a numbr of reasons. The most common cause is a vasovagal episode (a simple faint), however other important causes include:

    • Heart rhyhtm disorders
    • Low blood pressure
    • Neurological disorders
    • Blood sugar abnormalities
    • Medications
  • Investigations

    To determine the cause of symptoms, Professor Ruparelia will commonly suggest some investigations to determine the cause of symptoms. This usually includes blood tests, ECG, echocardiogram and rhythm monitoring. If symptoms are very intermittent he may suggest longer monitoring.

  • Treatments

    Treatment do depend on the underlying cause and frequency of symptoms.

    This may include:

    Professor Ruparelia shall advise the optimal management plan for you.



Professor Neil Ruparelia 2022