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Fainting in the Chiari I Malformation (Part 2)

In Part 1 of this series, I summarized 10 medical reports on a total of 13 patients with fainting episodes due to the Chiari I malformation. The syncopal episodes, sometimes referred to as blackouts, were transient events except in two persons who suffered serious consequences: cardiac arrest or sudden death.

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Fainting in the Chiari 1 Malformation (Part 1)

What do we know about syncope (fainting) in persons with the Chiari I malformation (CM-I)? In this post, I will discuss some of the medical reports published on this topic, and, in Part 2 will summarize the cases and discuss why these spells occurred.

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