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Syncope: a patient and family perspective.
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PMID:  23217683     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The most common form of syncope is reflex syncope (also called vasovagal syncope and reflex anoxic seizures). Reflex syncope is common, relatively simple to diagnose, and, in most cases, should not become a significant burden for patients or their families. Yet, too many patients with treatable syncope suffer dismissal of symptoms, misdiagnosis, and nondiagnosis at the hands of medical professionals. Clinicians can also focus on too narrow a range of potential causes for the symptoms. These factors can make the perspective of syncope and its care extremely burdensome, having a profoundly negative impact on patient well-being and quality of life.
Authors:
Trudie C A Lobban
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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    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Tylwych House, Stratford Road, Newbold on Stour, Warwickshire CV37 8TR, UK. Electronic address: trudie@stars.org.uk.
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