The Fainting Phenomenon: Understanding Why People Faint and What to do about It, 2nd Edition
January 2007, Wiley-Blackwell
The Fainting Phenomenon, Second Edition is a valuable information resource for anyone whose life is affected by fainting.
Written for the layperson, this book will help you:
- Understand the different reasons why people faint and their significance
- Seek proper medical attention and treatment
- Deal with related conditions such as Postural Tachycardia Syndrome and Orthostatic Hypertension
This is an indispensable and reassuring guide for parents, families and care givers.
2 The Fainting Phenomenon..
3 The Normal Nervous System..
4 The Normal Cardiovascular System..
5 Orthostatic Intolerance and Orthostatic (postural) Hypotension..
6 Neurocardiogenic Syncope..
7 Postural Tachycardia Syndrome and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome..
8 Other Possible Causes of Fainting..
9 Fainting in Children and Adolescents and in Older People..
10 Diagnosing the Underlying Causes of Fainting..
11 Treating Fainting..
12 Wrapping Up.
Glossary of useful terms.
Dr Grubb has written well over 130 scientific papers and is co-editor of a textbook for physicians on fainting (Syncope: Mechanisms and Management 2E, Published June 2005). He received the University of Maryland’s Distinguished Alumnus Award in 1994 and the Medical College’s Dean’s Award for Teaching excellence in 1996.
- A straightforward patient-focused guide to the phenomenon of fainting, its diagnosis and treatment
- Covers parallel problems such as orthostatic intolerance, hypotension and chronic fatigue
- A book that needs to be present in every GP surgery
Review of edition 1:
This book is packed with information in ‘layman’s terms’ – @we ordinary (non-medical) people’ can then start to understand different types of faints that are being experienced or witnessed. The book can get very technical in parts, but not overly, regarding the heart, brain and systems. The Fainting Phenomenon book by Blair Grub should be in every surgery in the UK, it is a must that every Dr should have to hand. This is also a very good book for anyone who faints, be they patient, parents or carers, it will set them off on the road to ask the right questions with medical people to obtain a diagnosis for faints to put people (old or young) who suffer from this phenomenon at ease.
It is a must read and should be a best seller in every UK surgery and hospital!