Syncope, or fainting, is caused by low blood flow to the brain, most often caused by low blood pressure.
This book is a concise guide to the management of syncope. Beginning with an overview of causes, the following chapters discuss clinical examination and tests, then management of syncope resulting from different vascular conditions. Special emphasis is placed on the importance of patient history, ECG evaluation, vasovagal syncope, arrhythmic syncope and syncope in the elderly. A separate chapter is dedicated to medicolegal issues including driving, flying and sports.
Authored by internationally recognised expert Professor Behzad Pavri from Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, each chapter features key summary points and detailed images and illustrations.
Concise guide to management of syncope or fainting
Covers clinical examination, tests and treatment for syncope resulting from different conditions
Authored by internationally recognised expert from Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Includes detailed images and illustrations and key summary points for each chapter
Behzad B Pavri MD FACC Professor of Medicine, Director, CCEP Fellowship, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, USA
Chapter 1: Historical Aspects, Definition, and Epidemiology Chapter 2: Overview of the Causes of Syncope Chapter 3: Approach to the Syncopal Patient-Importance of History, Physical Examination, and ECG Chapter 4: Additional Tests used in the Evaluation of the Syncopal Patient Chapter 5: The Medicolegal Aspects of Syncope: Driving, Flying, and Sports Chapter 6: Specific Syncope Syndromes Chapter 7: Vasovagal Syncope Chapter 8: Syncope Due to Bradyarrhythmia Chapter 9: Syncope Due to Tachyarrhythmia Chapter 10: Miscellaneous Causes of Syncope