Heart arrhythmia (irregular beating of the heart) Congenital heart disease (problems with the structure of the heart due to a birth defect) Heart valve disease (abnormalities in the opening and closing of heart valves) Aortic stenosis (narrowing of the aortic valve) Ventricular tachycardia (heart rhythm disorder) Heart failure or congestive heart failure (the heart is having difficulties pumping enough blood to sustain the body’s needs)
This is associated with certain neurological conditions. What causes fainting spells? Conditions that may cause fainting include:
- Seizures (a sudden electrical disturbance in the brain)
- Stroke or transient ischemic attack (blockage in certain blood vessels at the base of the brain)
How to Treat and Manage Syncope?
The treatments that can help improve your fainting problems will depend on its causes and the result of your screening. If you have found what causes fainting spells for you, then it’ll be easier for your doctor to find the right treatment that suits your needs and condition. Here are some treatments and management tips that you can take to help yourself get better:
Catheter ablation is a procedure that can treat your syncope symptoms by using radiofrequency energy to destroy cells that have been causing abnormal heart rhythm.
A pacemaker is a small device that is usually inserted in the chest that helps in regulating abnormal heart rate and rhythm. Other than treating syncope, a pacemaker can also help in treating types of cardiovascular conditions like congestive heart failure and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.
Implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) is an implantable battery-operated device that is commonly placed in the chest. An ICD delivers electrical pulses to correct heart rhythm abnormalities as well as monitor and detect heart rhythm and heartbeat irregularities.