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2018 Guidelines for Diagnosis/Management of Syncope

ESC Clinical Practice Guidelines

The 2018 ESC Guidelines for Syncope consist of a full text, supplementary data giving further explanation on specific points, and web-practical instructions. Advice is given on how to evaluate patients with loss of consciousness (LOC) and how to perform and interpret tests properly: tracings, videos, flow charts, and checklists are provided. While the full text gives formal, evidence-based recommendations according to the standard rules of the ESC, the new supplementary data allow expansion of the content into practical issues, filling the gap between the best available scientific evidence and the need for dissemination of these concepts into clinical practice. ('We have the knowledge: we need to teach it'.)

Syncope and Bradycardia
Arrhythmias and Device Therapy
Treatment


Main resources


Full text and related materials

Full text
https://doi.org/10.1093/eurheartj/ehy037

Declarations of interest

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Scientific Presentation at ESC Congress 2018

Relive the presentation as it was live.

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More resources

ESC TV Interview

The essentials of the Guidelines in less than four minutes.

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Slide set

Educational material.

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ESC Pocket Guidelines App

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Guidelines version available to download
 2018
 Full Text and Supplementary Data -European Heart Journal doi:10.1093/eurheartj/ehy037
 2018
 doi.org/10.1093/eurheartj/ehy306
 2018
 Practical Instructions - European Heart Journal doi:10.1093/eurheartj/ehy071
 2019
 SYNCOP
 2018
 Sessions on Syncope at EHRA Congress
 2018
 Abridged version on Syncope
 2018
 2018 Press release
 2018
 Essential-Messages-Syncope
App
 2018
 Download the ESC Pocket Guidelines App
Previous version available to download
 2009
 European Heart Journal (2009) 30, 2631–2671; doi:10.1093/eurheartj/ehp298