- Paperback: 144 pages
- Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; 2 edition (January 2, 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1405148411
- ISBN-13: 978-1405148412
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.4 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,084,022 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Fainting Phenomenon: Understanding Why People Faint and What to do about It 2nd Edition
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"This book would be a very useful introductory text for medical students and nurses to read … .A useful size and covers theory to an appropriate depth." (Cardiology News, October - November 2007)
Review of edition 1:
This book is packed with information in ‘layman’s terms’ – @we ordinary (non-medical) people’ can then start to understand different types of faints that are being experienced or witnessed. The book can get very technical in parts, but not overly, regarding the heart, brain and systems. The Fainting Phenomenon book by Blair Grub should be in every surgery in the UK, it is a must that every Dr should have to hand. This is also a very good book for anyone who faints, be they patient, parents or carers, it will set them off on the road to ask the right questions with medical people to obtain a diagnosis for faints to put people (old or young) who suffer from this phenomenon at ease.
It is a must read and should be a best seller in every UK surgery and hospital!
Fainting, the sudden and often unpredictable loss of consciousness, can be a frightening experience. While often benign, fainting can sometimes be the sign of serious illness. Recurrent fainting can significantly disrupt a personrsquo;s life, and make them prone to injury and, on occasion, death. The Fainting Phenomenon, Second Edition is a valuable information resource for anyone whose life is affected by fainting. Written for the layperson, this book will help you: bull; bull;Understand the different reasons why people faint and their significance bull;Seek proper medical attention and treatment bull;Deal with related conditions such as Postural Tachycardia Syndrome and Orthostatic Hypertension This is an indispensable and reassuring guide for parents, families and care givers.
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The level of technical detail is substantial, but most patients and caregivers should be able to understand the book, since the writing is clear and straightforward. The book may also be useful to general physicians caring for patients experiencing disabling and/or recurrent fainting, though of course more detailed resources are available for physicians.
This second edition dates to 2007, so it would be nice to have a more recent third edition. I also wouldn't mind the book being longer and more detailed, but I understand the need to keep the book accessible for people with limited biomedical background.
Until a third edition is released, this book will remain a key resource for its target audience.