What Is Syncope, And What Is The Difference Between Syncope, Fainting, Vertigo And Dizziness?

Dr. Sam Asirvatham answers the question: 'What Is Syncope?'

— -- Question: What is syncope, and what is the difference between syncope, fainting, vertigo and dizziness?

Answer :Syncope is just another word for fainting from any cause, and usually means a problem with the heart. People can feel dizzy from a lot of different reasons, including vertigo, which is usually a problem with the ears, or other causes of dizziness that have to do with the nerves. But syncope means fainting from a disease of the heart.