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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