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  • When someone is unconscious they are not aware of everything and everyone around them and they cannot respond to anything
  • Syncope means “to cut off” in Greek- this is exactly what happens to the blood going to the brain- it is cut off!
  • The vagus nerve is really long- it runs all the way from the head to down near your stomach!
  • The youngest person to have blackout because of syncope was just 1 day old!
  • People with syncope are just the same as everyone else and should be treated in the same way- don’t let someone feel unhappy or left out just because they sometimes blackout!
  • About half of the population will have a blackout at some point in their lives!

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