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Current approach to pediatric syncope.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11050276     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Syncope is the abrupt loss of consciousness and postural tone that reverses without intervention. Typically, syncopal episodes in pediatric patients are brief, lasting seconds (rarely minutes), and are followed by complete recovery without residual neurological sequelae. Syncopal presentations may be dramatic and lead family members and primary care providers to suspect a malignant cardiac condition, prompting referral to a pediatric cardiologist. Significant advances in the understanding of syncope in infants, children, and adolescents have occurred in the past decade. This review emphasizes neurally mediated syncope, but other etiologies are reviewed to complete the spectrum encountered by pediatric cardiologists. Some clues are provided to distinguish the more common and benign forms of syncope from those due to significant underlying heart disease.
C L Johnsrude
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric cardiology     Volume:  21     ISSN:  0172-0643     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr Cardiol     Publication Date:    2000 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-12-12     Completed Date:  2000-12-12     Revised Date:  2008-02-20    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8003849     Medline TA:  Pediatr Cardiol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  522-31     Citation Subset:  IM    
Northwestern University Medical School, Division of Cardiology, Arrhythmia Service, Children's Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL 60614, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Adrenergic Antagonists / therapeutic use
Exercise Therapy
Hypotension, Orthostatic / physiopathology
Pacemaker, Artificial
Syncope* / diagnosis,  etiology,  physiopathology,  therapy
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Adrenergic Antagonists

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