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