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Exertional syncope and presyncope: faint signs of underlying problems.
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PMID:  20086338     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Physicians often see patients who have syncope or presyncope, but episodes associated with exercise are uncommon. Transient syncopal episodes usually require minimal evaluation and intervention. Most cases of exercise-associated syncope have neurocardiogenic origins and are benign, but fainting may signal a potentially fatal underlying problem. More serious causes of exertional syncope include structural cardiovascular abnormalities and cardiac arrhythmias. All physicians who care for active patients should be aware of the potential seriousness of this early warning sign and evaluate patients accordingly. Familiarity with the Bethesda guidelines will help clinicians decide when it is safe for an athlete to return to play following a syncopal episode.
Kevin J McAward; James M Moriarity
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Physician and sportsmedicine     Volume:  33     ISSN:  0091-3847     ISO Abbreviation:  Phys Sportsmed     Publication Date:  2005 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-01-20     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0427461     Medline TA:  Phys Sportsmed     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  7-20     Citation Subset:  -    
Memorial Sports Medicine Institute, South Bend, IN, 46601, USA. kmcaward@memorialsb@org.
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