The Evaluation and Treatment of Syncope: A Handbook for Clinical Practice, Second Edition

The Evaluation and Treatment of Syncope: A Handbook for Clinical Practice, Second Edition

Editor(s): David G. Benditt, Jean-Jacques Blanc, Michele Brignole, Richard Sutton

Published Online: 5 MAY 2009

Print ISBN: 9781405140300

Online ISBN: 9781444312812

DOI: 10.1002/9781444312812

About this Book

Designed for the practitioner, this handbook provides an easy-to-read overview of how to evaluate and treat patients with a history of fainting. The 2nd Edition has been fully revised to contain all the latest information concerning diagnosis and treatment. It is based on the 2004 update of the ESC Guidelines on the Management of Syncope and offers up-to-date direction based on comprehensive analysis.

All chapters share a consistent structure and are concise - only essential references are included. However, each chapter comes with suggestions for further reading and a comprehensive literature source is provided separately at the end of the book and divided into major interest areas.

The ESC Education Series
This book is part of the ESC Education Series. The series is designed to provide medical professionals with the latest information about the understanding, diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular diseases. Where available, management recommendations are based on the established European Guidelines, which encompass the best techniques to use with each cardiac disease. Throughout the series, the leading international opinion leaders have been chosen to edit and contribute to the books. The information is presented in a succinct and accessible format with a clinical focus.

Table of contents

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  1. Section One: Definition, Pathophysiology, Epidemiology

    1. Chapter 3

      Pathophysiology and Clinical Presentation (pages 16–28)

      Wouter Wieling, J. Gert van Dijk, Johannes J. van Lieshout and David G. Benditt

  2. Section Two: Syncope Evaluation Strategy

  3. Section Three: Specific Diagnostic Procedures

  4. Section Four: Causes of Syncope and Syncope Mimics, and Treatment

    1. Chapter 19

      Who to Treat (pages 151–158)

      Michele Brignole and Rose Anne Kenny

  5. Part 1: Neurally Mediated Reflex Syncope

  6. Part 2: Orthostatic Syncope

  7. Part 3: Cardiac Arrhythmias and Conduction System Disease as a Primary Cause of Syncope

  8. Part 4: Structural Cardiac and Pulmonary Causes of Syncope

  9. Part 5: Cerebrovascular Disorders as the Primary Cause of Syncope

  10. Section Five: Selected References since 1990

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