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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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781405148412
ISBN-10: 1405148411
Format: Paperback
(231mm x 156mm x 8mm)
Pages: 144
Imprint: Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 4-Dec-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Blair P. Grubb

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 the causes of fainting and automatic nervous system disorders since 1988. Dr Grubb has written well over 130 scientific papers and is co-editor of a textbook for physicians on fainting (Syncope: Mechanisms and Management 2E, Published June 2005). He received the University of Maryland's Distinguished Alumnus Award in 1994 and the Medical College's Dean's Award for Teaching excellence in 1996.

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