STARS: Getting to the heart of fainting
There is no such thing as a simple faint – there is always an explanation and, if the work of Syncope Trust And Reflex anoxic Seizures (STARS) is anything to go by, that explanation could be because of an underlying arrhythmia (heart rhythm disorder). For Trudie Lobban MBE, CEO of STARS, she understands this better than anyone, with syncope (fainting) a condition that has affected her family for many years. After seeing her daughter randomly losing consciousness from the age of ten months, and with seemingly no explanation as to why, she founded STARS to build a collaboration of patients, carers, healthcare professionals and policy makers – aiming to spread the word and reduce misdiagnosis.
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