Managing heart conditions

Unexplained fainting

Understand the link between fainting and your heart.

Get answers.

Unexplained fainting, also known as syncope, can have serious causes, including heart conditions. An implantable heart monitor, also known as a loop recorder or ICM, can help. An implanted heart monitor can watch your heart for irregular heartbeats 24/7 — even if they happen rarely, you can’t feel them, or if they occur while you’re passed out. This can help your doctor understand if your fainting is related to your heart and connect you with the right treatment faster. Ask your doctor about heart monitoring.

Find a heart specialist.

Type in your ZIP code to find a doctor near you who has experience with insertable heart monitors for heart palpitations, unexplained fainting, stroke, and atrial fibrillation (AFib). 

Download a discussion guide to bring to your next doctor appointment.

Watch a patient story.

Meet Kymberli, who advocated for herself and found answers for her fainting after receiving a Medtronic insertable heart monitor.

† Not every person will receive the same results. Talk to your doctor about your treatment options.

Learn about Medtronic heart monitors.

Learn about the benefits of long-term monitoring with Medtronic insertable heart monitors.