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Author Pavri, Behzad B., author

Title Handbook of syncope : a concise clinical approach / Behazad B. Pavri ; foreword, Andrew E. Epstein
Edition 1st ed
Published New Delhi : Jaypee Brothers Medical Pub, ©2014


Description 1 online resource
Contents Prelims; Chapter-01_Historical Aspects, Definition, and Epidemiology; Chapter-02_Overview of the Causes of Syncope; Chapter-03_Approach to the Syncopal Patient-Importance of History, Physical Examination, and ECG; Chapter-04_Additional Tests used in the Evaluation of the Syncopal Patient; Chapter-05_The Medicolegal Aspects of Syncope Driving, Flying, and Sports; Chapter-06_Specific Syncope Syndromes; Chapter-07_Vasovagal Syncope; Chapter-08_Syncope due to Bradyarrhythmia; Chapter-09_Tachyarrhythmia as Cause of Syncope; Chapter-10_Miscellaneous Causes of Syncope; Index
Summary 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.<br /><br /> <strong>Key points</strong> <ul><li>Concise guide to management of syncope or fainting</li><li>Covers clinical examination, tests and treatment for syncope resulting from different conditions</li><li>Authored by internationally recognised expert from Thomas Jefferson University Hospital</li><li>Includes detailed images and illustrations and key summary points for each chapter</li></ul>
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed November 16, 2015)
Subject Syncope (Pathology)
Syncope -- diagnosis
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Diseases -- General.
MEDICAL -- Clinical Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Diseases.
MEDICAL -- Evidence-Based Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Internal Medicine.
Syncope (Pathology)
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9789352500970