CONVERSATION GUIDE

These talking points will help you remember important information related to your fainting to share with your healthcare team.

Remember to Share…

  • A description of your fainting episodes.
  • The number of fainting episodes you’ve had in the past two years.
  • What you were doing before you fainted.
  • Any concerns you have about fainting (e.g., safety, your job, driving).
  • Any treatments you are receiving for fainting.
  • If your family has a history of undiagnosed fainting or sudden cardiac death.
  • How fainting is affecting your home and work life.

Remember to Ask…

  • Could my fainting be related to my heart? Why or why not?
  • If you think my fainting may be heart-related, what tests are needed?
  • Should I see a heart specialist doctor to help determine why I am fainting?

Reference

  1. Morag R, Brenner B. Syncope. Medscape. April 16, 2014. Accessed November 10, 2015. http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/811669-overview#a5