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Syncope and transient loss of consciousness; multidisciplinary management.


Syncope and transient loss of consciousness; multidisciplinary management.

Ed. by David G. Benditt et al.

Blackwell Futura


194 pages




Syncope (i.e. a period of self-limited cerebral hypoperfusion) presents a number of clinical challenges in that it is only one of many causes of transient loss of consciousness (TLOC) and usually the patient has recovered by the time of medical evaluation. In this volume, Benditt (Cardiac Arrhythmia Center, U. of Minnesota, US), Brignole (cardiology, Ospedali del Tegullio Lavagna, Italy), Raviele (cardiovascular department, Umberto I Hospital, Italy), and Wieling (medicine, U. of Amsterdam, the Netherlands), together with their contributors, build upon the European Society of Cardiology Syncope Guideline initiative in order to address criteria for diagnosis of the cause of syncope from history and physical examination; optimal diagnostic testing strategies; new insights into treatment options; and the need for a multidisciplinary structured approach to TLOC/syncope management, including development of a multidisciplinary practice guideline.

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