Syncope is temporary loss of consciousness and posture, described as "fainting" or "passing out." It's usually related to temporary insufficient blood flow to the brain. It most often occurs when the blood pressure (hypotension) and the heart doesn't pump a normal supply of oxygen to the brain.
Michael LaCorte, M.D.
Medical School: N.Y.U. School of Medicine.
Fellowship: Pediatric Cardiology at Children’s Hospital, Boston.