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2012-10-22 22:42:10

Fainting after recent air travel could be a sign of pulmonary embolism (PE), a potentially fatal blockage in the lungs. Syncope or fainting is an uncommon symptom of pulmonary embolism; however, new research presented at CHEST 2012, the annual meeting of the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP), found that fainting associated with recent air travel may be a key indicator for PE diagnosis.

Fainting Studies Conducted In Twins Show Strong Genetic Ties
2012-08-07 10:35:09

Fainting is a fairly common occurrence in our society and about 25 percent of us will experience it at some point in our life. And now, a new study has found that there is a strong link between fainting and family.

2012-02-29 10:31:13

Reconstructing family trees dating back to 1811, Dutch researchers have estimated the death risk for people with inherited heart rhythm disorders.

2012-02-09 23:43:20

Up to 45,000 sudden cardiac arrests occur each year in Canada, and less than five percent survive.

2009-01-26 14:33:41

A study of the medical emergencies on board two airlines found fainting is the most common in-flight medical emergency, U.S. and German researchers said.

2009-01-23 14:02:27

Fainting is the most common in-flight medical emergency. Research recently published in BioMed Central’s open access journal Critical Care details the number, type and frequency of medical emergencies on board two airlines.


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