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Syncope (Guidelines on Diagnosis and Management of)

ESC Clinical Practice Guidelines

Antibradycardia Pacing
Guidelines version available to download
Published in2009
ReferenceEuropean Heart Journal (2009) 30, 2631–2671; doi:10.1093/eurheartj/ehp298
Published in2009
Published in2009
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    Published in2009
    ReferenceCME Questions - Syncope
    Table of contents: Full Text (ESC Clinical Practice Guidelines)


    • Preamble
    • Introduction

    Part 1. Definition, classification & pathophysiology

    • Definition
    • Epidemiology
    • Prognosis
    • Impact of quality of life
    • Economic issues

    Part 2. Initial evaluation, diagnosis, & risk stratification

    • Initial evaluation
    • Diagnostic tests

    Part 3. Treatment

    • Treatment of reflex syncope and orthostatic intolerance
    • Cardiac arrhythmias as primary care
    • Syncope secondary to structural cardiac or cardiovascular disease
    • Unexplained syncope in patients with high risk of sudden cardiac death

    Part 4. Special issues

    • Syncope in the elderly
    • Syncope in paediatric patients
    • Driving and syncope

    Organizational aspects

    • Management of syncope in general practice
    • Management of syncope in the emergency department
    • Syncope (T-LOC) management unit




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