Videos of Dr Afzal Sohaib
Blackouts are very common and many people will experience them at least once during their lifetime. In the majority of cases these are simple faints (also known as “vasovagals” or “reflex syncope”). These can be triggered by hot weather or if you are dehydrated. They are usually harmless and can be managed with lifestyle changes. In some cases it can be due to an underlying heart problem so it is important to have an evaluation if you have had blackouts.
This person has atrial fibrillation. This can increase the risk of clots forming in the heart which can cause a stroke. This is seen here on this person’s echocardiogram (heart scan). Blood thinning medications reduce the risk of stroke by treating these clots. It is really important to be on the right dose of the right medication with the right level of monitoring. More information on www.drafzalsohaib.co.uk
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