Syncope Top 10
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Credit/contact hours: .25
Estimated time to complete: 20 minutes
Publication Date: March 8, 2018
Expiration date: March 7, 2024
Reviewed: March 6, 2021
Syncope is a relatively common occurrence in the general population and can represent a benign vaso-vagal response or a life-threatening cardiac arrhythmia or other severe cardiac condition. Because of the broad differential diagnosis, the evaluation and management of the patient can be time-consuming and complex.
You Will Learn
- To enumerate an effective differential diagnosis of syncope and its underlying causes.
- To define an appropriate assessment for the patient presenting with syncope.
- To list high-risk findings associated with syncope that suggest a cardiac cause.