Chapter 62. Syncope

  1. John T. Queenan MD Professor Chairman Emeritus2,
  2. John C. Hobbins MD Professor of Obstetrics3 and
  3. Catherine Y. Spong MD Chief4
  1. Gary D. Helmbrecht MD

Published Online: 30 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444312904.ch62

Protocols for High-Risk Pregnancies, Fourth Edition

Protocols for High-Risk Pregnancies, Fourth Edition

How to Cite

Helmbrecht, G. D. (2009) Syncope, in Protocols for High-Risk Pregnancies, Fourth Edition (eds J. T. Queenan, J. C. Hobbins and C. Y. Spong), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444312904.ch62

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Georgetown University School of Medicine, 3257 N Street NW, Washington, DC 20007, USA

  2. 3

    University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 4200 East 9th Avenue, B-198, Denver, CO 80262, USA

  3. 4

    National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Center for Developmental Biology and Perinatal Medicine, Pregnancy and Perinatology Branch, National Institutes of Health, 6100 Executive Bivd, Bethesda, MD 20892-7510, USA

Author Information

  1. Martha Jefferson Hospital, Prenatal Diagnosis Center, 595 Peter Jefferson Parkway, Charlottesville, VA 22911, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 APR 2009
  2. Published Print: 9 SEP 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405125796

Online ISBN: 9781444312904

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Keywords:

  • syncope - sudden loss of consciousness;
  • neurocardiogenic syncope - autonomic nervous reflex;
  • clinical sign - cardiac dysrhythmia or cerebrovascular accident;
  • predominant pathophysiology - cardiodepressive, vasodepressive or mixed;
  • administering drugs - glucagon, naloxone (Narcan®), atropine, anticonvulsant

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Etiology

  • Diagnosis and Management

  • Suggested Reading