Guest: Mohamed Hamdan, MD, Chief of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Wisconsin
UW Health has a new Faint and Fall Clinic, only the second one in the United States. The Clinic was established by Mohamed Hamdan, MD who had previously opened the first such clinic at the University of Utah.
On this program, Dr. Hamdan describes the importance of addressing fainting and unexplained or non-accidental falls as these can be warning signs for a serious medical condition. The unique approach of the Faint and Fall Clinic draws on the expertise of specialists in cardiovascular medicine, geriatrics and neurology in a patient-centered environment. Patients are seen at the Clinic within 24-48 hours of the faint or non-accidental fall. The specialists come to the patient and coordinate the need for any tests which can usually be completed in the one Clinic visit. The focus is to make the diagnosis as soon as possible to address any underlying medical condition and prevent future recurrences.
For more information about the Faint and Fall Clinic, visit UWhealth.org/faintfall, or call 608-890-8400.