The fainting athlete: When is it a heart problem?

Win K. Shen

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When a person faints during or shortly after exercise, what should the primary physician do to determine the cause? This article reviews the options, emphasizing the importance of a careful cardiovascular work-up in recognizing potentially life-threatening causes of syncope.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)26j-26v
JournalPhysician and Sportsmedicine
Issue number1
StatePublished - Dec 1 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation


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