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Syncope Clinic

Syncope is a medical term for fainting. Other symptoms may include feeling lightheaded or dizzy. These symptoms can occur when there is a rapid drop in blood pressure and the brain does not get enough blood.

Diagnosing and Treating Syncope

The first step is to rule out any heart problems. Your initial visit to the Akron Children’s Hospital Syncope Clinic may include an EKG echocardiogram or Holter monitor test. Further evaluation, if needed, may include tilt table testing or a stress test. Once heart problems are ruled out, the Syncope Clinic team will:

  •  Help patients learn the warning signs, so they can sit or lie down before fainting.
  • Teach patients about common triggers including dehydration, low blood sugar, extreme heat or strenuous exercise.
  • Create a customized care plan to reduce episodes of fainting.

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Locations

Contact Syncope Clinic

330-543-8521

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Cardiology
Akron Children's Hospital Pediatric Cardiology, Akron
Considine Professional Building
215 West Bowery Street
Level 5
Akron, Ohio 44308
Fax: 330-543-3850
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Our Doctors/Providers

Physicians/Providers:

John Clark, MD, FAAP

Director, Pediatric Arrhythmia Center; Pediatric Cardiologist

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Grace Smith, MD, FACC

Director, Heart Center Mahoning Valley; Associate Director, Pediatric Arrhythmia Center; Co-Director, Cardiac Neurodevelopmental Clinic; Pediatric Cardiologist

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Nurse Practitioners/Physician Assistants:

Colleen Handwork, MSN, APRN-CNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

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Erin Smith, MSN, APRN-CNP

Family Nurse Practitioner

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