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Fainting (Syncope) in Children & Teenagers

Look up a term in The Heart Center glossary.Syncope (fainting) is common during childhood.

In one medical study, almost 50 percent of interviewed college students claimed to have fainted at least once in their lifetime.

Despite its high frequency, syncope generates a great deal of anxiety among patients and their caregivers, predominantly because of the fear that people with syncope are at risk for sudden death. 

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Last Updated: 10/2012