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Approach to the patient with syncope: venues, presentations, diagnoses.
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PMID:  23217684     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Syncope is a frequent cause for presentation to emergency departments and urgent-care clinics. The physician should establish a confident causal diagnosis, assess prognostic implications, and provide appropriate advice to prevent recurrences. An organized approach is needed to the assessment of the patient with syncope, including a careful initial examination as well as application of specialized syncope evaluation units and structured questionnaires for history taking. The initial patient evaluation, particularly a detailed medical history, is the key to identifying the most likely diagnosis. Based on these findings, subsequent diagnostic tests can be chosen to confirm the clinical suspicion.
David G Benditt; Wayne O Adkisson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cardiology clinics     Volume:  31     ISSN:  1558-2264     ISO Abbreviation:  Cardiol Clin     Publication Date:  2013 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-12-10     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8300331     Medline TA:  Cardiol Clin     Country:  Netherlands    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  9-25     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Cardiovascular Division, Department of Medicine, Cardiac Arrhythmia and Syncope Center, University of Minnesota Medical School, 420 Delaware Street South East, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA. Electronic address:
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