A Potential Common Cause of Fainting in Elderly Adults Discovered

A Potential Common Cause of Fainting in Elderly Adults Discovered

Researchers may have uncovered a common cause of fainting among elderly adults: a pulmonary embolism – or a clot in the lungs.

Among 560 patients hospitalized for a first-time fainting episode, one in six had a pulmonary embolism. Health Day reported on the findings, which were originally published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Dr. Steven Lipsky

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