Ask the doctor: Tracking down the possible causes of fainting

Image: Thinkstock

Certain heart problems can cause fainting.

Q. After my mother fainted several times, her doctor referred her to a cardiologist. What might be wrong with her heart, and what tests should she expect?

To continue reading this article, you must login.
  • Research health conditions
  • Check your symptoms
  • Prepare for a doctor's visit or test
  • Find the best treatments and procedures for you
  • Explore options for better nutrition and exercise
Learn more about the many benefits and features of joining Harvard Health Online »