An employee came to me the other day and told me about her "heart problem" but could not tell me the name of it! She said she sometimes faints and her heart stops for "up to 40 seconds". This has been happening less and less since 5th grade, when it first happened. She is now in her twenties, and said that her doctors said she could get a pacer or perhaps "grow out of it". She does not want 911 called because, once at the hospital, they put her through "all the same tests every time", and she already knows what she has. She said she has the ability to stop these events, by "icing herself all over" but will pay for it the next couple of days as that causes the events to increase. Can someone please tell me what this condition is, and perhaps point me to a website where I can get more information, for myself and the employee? Also, any advice would be a godsend. I am very uncomfortable dancing in the dark, especially since administration doesn't have anymore information than I do. Sinus block? Sick sinus syndrome? She said it has a "really long name". THANKS!