Syncope or blackouts can affect people of all ages, and are caused by a problem with the heart or by a problem in the regulation of blood pressure. It affects 50% of the population, and the emotional effects of living with the condition, particularly for children, can be very distressing.
STARS (Syncope Trust And Reflex anoxic Seizures) is a UK charity providing personalised support and advice on these life-changing and sometimes debilitating conditions. We provide support to patients, care-givers and medical professionals via our dedicated helpline and information resources, approved by top medical experts offering detailed information on all aspects of living with a syncopal condition. STARS is the only charity in the UK, providing personalised help and advice with over 20 years’ experience in these conditions, backed by leading experts in the field.