Ask the Expert monthly column

If you or a loved one has experienced a fainting episode, you’re not alone. The goal of the Take Fainting to Heart campaign is to provide relevant information and innovative educational resources to help you understand the seriousness of fainting and the importance of visiting a doctor to determine if it is caused by an underlying, serious health problem.

June: Postprandial Syncope

Dr P Boon Lim, Consultant Cardiologist & Clinical Lead for the Syncope Diagnostic Unit at Hammersmith Hospital, London, discusses the diagnosis and treatment of postprandial syncope.


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January column: Situational syncope

March column: Micturition Syncope

April column: Inplantable Loop Recorders

May column: Swallow Syncope

June column: Postprandial syncope


December column: Preventative lifestyle measures for syncope

November column: PoTS

September column: Syncope in older adults

August Column: PoTS Clinics

July Column: Pacemakers

June Column: Counterpressure Manoeuvres

May Column: Living with postural tachycardia syndrome (PoTS)

April Column: Reflex anoxic seizures (RAS)

March Column: Rapid Access transient loss of consciousness clinics

February Column: Exercise for syncope and PoTS

January Column: Lifestyle advice


December Column: Psychogenic Blackouts

November Column: What immediate action should I take to help prevent a faint?

September Column: How can I manage my faints before the onset of menstrual periods?

August Column: Dr. Nicholas Tullo on Should I be fitted with an ILR?

July Column: Dr. Robert S. Sheldon on How to prevent a syncope attack

June Column: Dr. Blair Grubb on Diagnosing Long QT Syndrome

May Column: Dr. Nicholas Tullo on Finding the right treatment

April Column: Professor Richard Sutton on Syncope in Children

March Column: Dr. Nicholas Tullo on Syncope in older people

February Column: Dr. R. Sheldon on Postural Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS)

January Column: Dr B Grubb and B Karabin on Reflex Syncope

December Column: Prof R Sutton on Diagnostic Tests

November Column: Dr N Tullo on Fainting