The Fainting Phenomenon: Understanding Why People Faint and What to do about It by Blair P. GrubbThe Fainting Phenomenon: Understanding Why People Faint and What to do about It by Blair P. Grubb

The Fainting Phenomenon: Understanding Why People Faint and What to do about It

byBlair P. Grubb

Paperback | January 2, 2007

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Fainting, the sudden and often unpredictable loss of consciousness, can be a frightening experience. While often benign, fainting can sometimes be the sign of serious illness. Recurrent fainting can significantly disrupt a person’s life, and make them prone to injury and, on occasion, death.

The Fainting Phenomenon, Second Edition is a valuable information resource for anyone whose life is affected by fainting.

Written for the layperson, this book will help you:


  • Understand the different reasons why people faint and their significance
  • Seek proper medical attention and treatment
  • Deal with related conditions such as Postural Tachycardia Syndrome and Orthostatic Hypertension


This is an indispensable and reassuring guide for parents, families and care givers.

Blair P Grubb, MD, is a Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics at the Medical College of Ohio, in Toledo. A native of Baltimore, Maryland, Dr Grubb joined the Medical College’s faculty in 1988, after completing training in cardiovascular disease and electrophysiology at Pennsylvania State University. He has been involved in research into...
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Title:The Fainting Phenomenon: Understanding Why People Faint and What to do about ItFormat:PaperbackDimensions:144 pages, 9.05 × 6.05 × 0.35 inPublished:January 2, 2007Publisher:WileyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1405148411

ISBN - 13:9781405148412

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction..

2 The Fainting Phenomenon..

3 The Normal Nervous System..

4 The Normal Cardiovascular System..

5 Orthostatic Intolerance and Orthostatic (postural) Hypotension..

6 Neurocardiogenic Syncope..

7 Postural Tachycardia Syndrome and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome..

8 Other Possible Causes of Fainting..

9 Fainting in Children and Adolescents and in Older People..

10 Diagnosing the Underlying Causes of Fainting..

11 Treating Fainting..

12 Wrapping Up.

Glossary of useful terms.

Index.

Editorial Reviews

Review of edition 1:This book is packed with information in ‘layman’s terms’ – @we ordinary (non-medical) people’ can then start to understand different types of faints that are being experienced or witnessed. The book can get very technical in parts, but not overly, regarding the heart, brain and systems. The Fainting Phenomenon book by Blair Grub should be in every surgery in the UK, it is a must that every Dr should have to hand. This is also a very good book for anyone who faints, be they patient, parents or carers, it will set them off on the road to ask the right questions with medical people to obtain a diagnosis for faints to put people (old or young) who suffer from this phenomenon at ease. It is a must read and should be a best seller in every UK surgery and hospital!