Syncope Top 10

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.

Author(s): Dr. Amy West Pollak

Estimated time to complete: 2o minutes

Credit hours: .25

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.