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Fainting Spells Often Tied to Too Many Meds at Once: Study
Date:11/4/2012

along the day as needed," he said. Often, detailed discussions with patients or their caregivers allow them to adjust dosing schedules on their own based on blood pressure readings or other medical factors, Friedman added.

"I find these measures help patients adhere to potentially difficult medication regimens, maximize drug optimization, and minimize the chances of dizziness, lightheadedness, or overt passing out spells," he said.

Findings presented at medical meetings are usually considered preliminary until published in a peer-reviewed journal.

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The U.S. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke has more about fainting.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCES: David A. Friedman, M.D., chief, Heart Failure Services, North Shore-LIJ's Plainview Hospital, Plainview N.Y.; American Heart Association, news release, Nov. 4, 2012


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