Syncope & Pre-Syncope


Syncope is just another word for fainting, and thus, pre-syncope refers to the state of near-fainting. Syncope occurs when there is insufficient blood flow to the brain. For many, syncope occurs infrequently.

However, for others, syncope can serve as the first and only warning sign of impending and serious cardiac conditions (arrhythmia, aortic dissection, aortic valve stenosis) or various neurological conditions (seizures and epilepsy). Other common causes of syncope include reflex syncope (when blood pressure drops in response to a trigger) and orthostatic hypotension (low blood pressure when standing). Treatment for syncope depends on the underlying illness. At HNNC, we have the flexibility and expertise to properly diagnose your condition by skillfully collaborating with other medical specialists.

Because of the risk of serious injury, it’s imperative to respond proactively to any episode of syncope or pre-syncope. To make an appointment to discuss your situation further with Dr. Hashwani, please call 281-313-0337.

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