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A friend fainted after hearing someone she knew died. She

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A friend fainted after hearing someone she knew died. She did not hit her head, but she is unresponsive. She is breathing regularly. What should I do.
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Customer: We tried to shake her awake and have moved her to her bed
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Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 8 months ago.

Hi there,
This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

Severe emotional shock can cause fainting from triggering the vasovagal response.

However, this can be due to the underlying heart problem as well.

You should call 911 to arrange for a ER evaluation and observation.
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