Are you a Fainter?
Fainting, or “Syncope” (pronounced sink-oh-pee), affects millions of Americans every year. Surveys have shown that one out of every three people have fainted or “passed out” at least once, and most of those have done so multiple times. Most physicians consider fainting to be a benign condition, and many people who suffer from this condition are not taken seriously despite a significant decrease in their quality of life and a measurable risk of injury. Fainting can also be a sign of serious heart rhythm problems, and may even lead to sudden cardiac death.
Most people think fainting is a neurologic condition – they wind up undergoing brain wave tests and imaging studies like CT Scans and MRIs. Many people see a cardiologist, but after a stress test and other cardiac examinations they are often told that there is nothing wrong. Yet the fainting keeps happening....
If you have fainted or know someone who has been frustrated by this condition, the New Jersey Center for Fainting was created to help you. Most people do not realize that there are physicians who specialize in fainting. The NJ Center for Fainting was conceived by Dr. Nicholas Tullo, a cardiac electrophysiologist (heart rhythm specialist) who has cared for patients with syncope for over 30 years. His experience and interest in this problem may provide you with the answers you need and the help you've been hoping for.
Dr. Tullo also has extensive experience with other types of autonomic dysfunction or “dysautonomia” such as the Postural Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS) and orthostatic hypotension. Many patients have been evaluated here and have received the helpful guidance and relief that few others have been able to provide. For further information or to make an appointment, please call (973) 467-1544.
This unique website provides:
• In-depth article about diagnosis and treatment of fainting or syncope
• Easy-to-read article explaining about Your Heart Rhythm
• An article on advanced cardiac arrhythmias relating to fainting
• Information about related topics such as dysautonomias / autonomic dysfunction / POTS
• Information about our consultative, diagnostic, and treatment services for syncope
• Resources for further research on fainting / syncope and dysautonomia
Special News Items:
Dr. Nicholas Tullo of the New Jersey Center For Fainting is proud to announce that on February 24, 2014 he became the FIRST electrophysiologist in the Northeastern U.S. to implant the new miniaturized, insertable cardiac monitor, the Medtronic Reveal LINQ at St. Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, NJ. Dr. Tullo is honored to help start a new chapter in cardiac monitoring.
Dr. Nicholas Tullo of the New Jersey Center For Fainting will be the next recipient of the Harvey E. Nussbaum Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching. Dr. Tullo was chosen to receive this prestigious award by the faculty, resident physicians, and medical students at St. Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, NJ.