Monday, February 20, 2012

Coming Soon! Swooner's Day Surgery

AUSTIN, Texas - (February 14, 2012) - The Seton Heart Institute has opened Central Texas' first 'fainting' clinic, the Syncope Clinic. It is dedicated to addressing a symptom that affects thousands of people and could potentially uncover serious heart conditions.

Approximately 3 percent of all emergency department visits are for fainting. Oftentimes, a patient will undergo many expensive tests and see numerous specialists, only to walk away without knowing the true cause of the fainting.

"Many suffering from syncope say it feels like the lights went out which can cause a great deal of anxiety because they don't know if or when it will happen again," explained Dr. Jeffrey Michel, cardiologist with the Seton Heart Institute. "We're devoted to utilizing the latest tools and techniques to assess a patient's symptoms and then develop a plan to help control and prevent fainting spells."

from Dell Children's Medical Center News, Feb. 14, 2012

I heard they also treat dizzy spells, weak knees, lilly livers, scatter brains and zonk outs, too.

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