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What is vasovagal syncope?
What are the symptoms?
How is it diagnosed?
Your risk of fainting can be increased by
What should I do if I feel dizzy or faint?
If you act quickly you can prevent yourself from fainting. You should
Stand up slowly and carefully. If you still feel faint repeat the above steps.
When to seek further help.
Seek immediate medical attention if you have severe chest pain, breathlessness, or palpitations before you fainted, if you have not quickly recovered or if have seriously injured yourself.
For general medical advice please use the NHS website, the NHS 111 service, walk in centres, or your GP.
The NHS website provides online health information and guidance www.nhs.uk.
NHS 111 phone line offers medical help and advice from trained advisers supported by nurses and paramedics. Available 24 hours a day. Calls are free from landlines and mobile phones.
There are walk in and urgent treatment services at Brighton Station, in Crawley and at Lewes Victoria Hospital. www.bsuh.nhs.uk/services/ae/.
Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) can be contacted with your comments and concerns, and to provide general support. Email PALS@bsuh.nhs.uk.
RSCH, telephone 01273 664683.
PRH, telephone 01444 448678.
PALS, Royal Sussex County Hospital, Eastern Road, Brighton BN2 5BE
This information is for guidance purposes only and is in no way intended to replace professional clinical advice by a qualified practitioner.
This article is intended for patients receiving care in Brighton & Hove or Haywards Heath.
Review Date: April 2023