Leo M, Betts TR. Risk stratification key in patients with syncope. Practitioner 2013; 257 (1766):15-19

Risk stratification key in patients with syncope

05 Dec 2013Pais-up subscribers

An episode of loss of consciousness is highly likely to be syncope if it is complete, transient, has rapid onset and short duration, with associated loss of postural tone and is followed by a spontaneous and complete recovery without sequelae. The initial assessment in patients with suspected syncope should aim to confirm the syncopal nature of the episode, identify the most likely cause of syncope and stratify the risk of major cardiovascular events or sudden arrhythmic death.  

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