Chapter 43. Syncope

  1. Salim Yusuf1,
  2. John A Cairns2,
  3. A John Camm3,
  4. Ernest L Fallen4 and
  5. Bernard J Gersh5
  1. David G Benditt,
  2. Cengiz Ermis,
  3. Keith G Lurie and
  4. Scott Sakaguchi

Published Online: 4 OCT 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470986882.ch43

Evidence-based Cardiology, Second Edition

Evidence-based Cardiology, Second Edition

How to Cite

Benditt, D. G., Ermis, C., Lurie, K. G. and Sakaguchi, S. (2007) Syncope, in Evidence-based Cardiology, Second Edition (eds S. Yusuf, J. A. Cairns, A. J. Camm, E. L. Fallen and B. J. Gersh), BMJ Books, London, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470986882.ch43

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario Research Chair, Senior Scientist of the Canadian Institute of Health Research, Director of Cardiology and Professor of Medicine, McMaster, University, Hamilton Health Sciences, Hamilton, Canada

  2. 2

    Dean, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

  3. 3

    Professor of Clinical Cardiology and Chief, Department of Cardiological Sciences, St George's Hospital Medical School, London, UK

  4. 4

    Professor Emeritus, McMaster University, Faculty of Health Sciences, Hamilton, Canada

  5. 5

    Consultant in Cardiovascular Diseases and Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic; Professor of Medicine, Mayo Medical School, Rochester, Minnesota, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 OCT 2007
  2. Published Print: 20 NOV 2002

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780727916990

Online ISBN: 9780470986882

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Keywords:

  • neurally mediated reflex syncope;
  • practicable strategy;
  • epidemiologic considerations;
  • orthostatic syncope;
  • primary cardiac arrhythmias

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Epidemiologic considerations

  • Classification of the causes of syncope

  • Strategy for the diagnostic evaluation

  • Treatment

  • Summary