When I Faint, My Heart Stops. What Is The Medical Term For This Condition.

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When I Faint, My Heart Stops. What Is The Medical Term For This Condition.

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Hello gr

It is very advisable to see a doctor if you heart stops for any reason outside of sneezing. (which is normal) Typically fainting does not cause the heart to stop but instead the heart stops which causes you to faint. This is a heart attack or cardiac arrest. The reason you faint when your heart stops beating is because your brain is no longer being supplied with an adaquate flow of blood and this causes it to temporarily turn off.

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