Patients who faint without any reason may be concerned about their heart health. Fainting can be a scary experience, even more so when you do not know why it happened. If you pass out a number of times with no explanation, you should seek medical help. You may find your GP refers you to a cardiologist. Dr Begley can help with the heart-related fainting Cambridge patients experience. Referral to Dr Begley can help ascertain whether fainting episodes are linked to heart problems.

Cardiac Conditions & Heart-Related Fainting

There are several heart-related conditions which may cause fainting. It isn’t always a heart issue, but if you experience several fainting episodes, you should look to rule out all potential reasons for this. When fainting episodes are frequent, it is important to rule out all potential causes. Heart conditions that can cause fainting include:


Passing out due to a very rapid heartbeat, or arrhythmia, is rare, but it can be possible. This is usually something you will be aware of as it usually happens to people who already have heart conditions.


Bradycardia is the medical term for a slow pulse. A slow pulse can result in fainting but is usually easy to treat. Medication such as beta blockers can actually cause a slow pulse and related fainting too. However, other heart conditions can also be responsible, so we recommend further investigation.

Vasovagal Syncope

Vasovagal syncope is simply the medical term for fainting. It is the most common reason for passing out and occurs due to the heart rate or blood pressure dropping suddenly. Usually, there is no heart problem, but it is worth exploring.

Help with Heart-Related Fainting Cambridge

If your GP refers you to a cardiologist then it is likely they believe your fainting episodes are linked to a cardiological problem. Heart-related fainting is worrying but you can get the right treatment and find the reason behind the fainting, with the aim of stopping them altogether.

Patients in Cambridge can attend one of Dr David Begley’s clinics. He can help assess the reasons for your fainting and carry out any necessary tests. Tests may include echocardiogram, ECG, loop recorders and other necessary procedures to reach a diagnosis.

To arrange an appointment with Dr Begley to discuss your fainting episodes or any heart-related issues please get in touch today.