Syncope Top 10

Authors: Dr. Amy West Pollak
Credit/contact hours: .25
Estimated time to complete: 20 minutes
Publication Date: March 8, 2018
Expiration date: March 7, 2027



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.

Note: This course is eligible for ACPE credit.

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.

Method and medium:

Learners participate in the interactive learning modules by correctly answering multiple choice questions dispersed throughout. Learners will be prompted to try again, if a question is answered incorrectly.The course will open in a new tab – to exit the course, simply close the tab.