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Syncope

Mar 1, 2017 Issue
Syncope: Evaluation and Differential Diagnosis [Article]

Learn how to categorize patients as low- or high-risk, and how risk stratification affects management.


Dec 15, 2016 Issue
Needle Phobia: A Vasovagal Response During Acupuncture [Close-ups]

A vasovagal response can be so severe that patients begin to fear the debilitating effects of syncope almost more than the needles themselves.


Jun 1, 2012 Issue
Risk Stratification of Patients Presenting with Syncope [Point-of-Care Guides]

A previous Point-of-Care Guide addressed risk stratification in patients with syncope and described two validated clinical decision rules. Shared variables between the two rules included abnormal findings on electrocardiography (ECG) and a history of congestive heart failure; other variables include...


Sep 15, 2011 Issue
Evaluation of Syncope [Article]

Syncope is a transient and abrupt loss of consciousness with complete return to preexisting neurologic function. It is classified as neurally mediated (i.e., carotid sinus hypersensitivity, situational, or vasovagal), cardiac, orthostatic, or neurogenic. Older adults are more likely to have orthosta...


Sep 15, 2009 Issue
Is the San Francisco Syncope Rule Reliable? [AFP Journal Club]

Can the San Francisco Syncope Rule successfully determine which patients can be safely discharged after an acute syncopal episode? External validation suggests that the sensitivity of the rule is lower than first reported. Physicians need to apply their clinical acumen and override the results of a clinical decision rule when necessary.


Aug 15, 2008 Issue
ACEP Policy on Evaluating Patients with Syncope in the Emergency Department [Practice Guidelines]

In 2007, the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) updated its 2001 clinical policy on assessing patients with syncope in the emergency department. Syncope, which involves a brief loss of consciousness followed by spontaneous recovery, accounts for 1 to 1.5 percent of emergency department ...


Oct 15, 2006 Issue
Syncope: Initial Evaluation and Prognosis [Point-of-Care Guides]

Although syncope often is benign, it may have a serious underlying cause. An important question for primary care or emergency department physicians is whether the patient can be evaluated safely in the outpatient setting.


Jul 1, 2006 Issue
AHA/ACCF Statement on the Evaluation of Syncope [Practice Guidelines]

The American Heart Association (AHA) and the American College of Cardiology Foundation (ACCF) recently released a scientific statement on the evaluation of syncope (i.e., transient loss of consciousness).


Oct 15, 2005 Issue
Evaluation of Syncope [Article]

Though relatively common, syncope is a complex presenting symptom defined by a transient loss of consciousness, usually accompanied by falling, and with spontaneous recovery. Syncope must be carefully differentiated from other conditions that may cause a loss of consciousness or falling. Syncope can...


Nov 1, 1999 Issue
Exercise-Related Syncope in the Young Athlete: Reassurance, Restriction or Referral? [Article]

A common event in young adults, syncope is usually benign and only rarely requires more than simple reassurance. However, exercise-related syncope always requires investigation because it may be the only symptom that precedes a sudden cardiac death. Syncope that occurs during exercise tends to be mo...



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