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Title Syncope : an evidence-based approach / Michele Brignole, David G. Benditt, editors
Edition 2nd ed
Published Cham : Springer, 2020


Description 1 online resource
Contents Foreword -- Preface -- Tloc/Collapse Pathophysiologic And Epidemiologic Features -- Syncope: Definition and Classification- Contrasting American and European Guideline definitions -- Physiology of Maintaining Healthy Consciousness: Role of autonomic nervous system -- Prognosis of TLOC/Collapse Across the Diagnostic Spectrum -- The Burden of TLOC/Collapse: Economic Impact -- Basic Clinical Features -- Determining the Cause of TLOC/Collapse: The Initial Evaluation -- Seizures vs Syncope: Distinguishing Features for the Clinic -- The Reflex Syncopes: The Common and Less Common Variants -- Orthostatic Hypotension Variants, POTs, and Less well Defined Autonomic Dysfunction -- Bradycardias and Tachycardias: Acquired and Inheritable -- Psychogenic Pseudosyncope and Approaches to Treatment -- Basic Diagnostic Strategies -- TLOC/Collapse Risk Assessment: Who Needs to be Hospitalized and Who can be evaluated as Outpatient -- Ambulatory ECG Monitoring in TLOC/Collapse: Current status and Utility in USA and Europe -- Carotid sinus syndrome: Pathophysiology and diagnosis -- Electrophysiological Testing: Appropriate Indications in TLOC/Collapse -- Chp 15 The Syncope Evaluation Unit: Essential Features, Current Status -- Selected Testing: When And How -- The Autonomic Testing Laboratory for studying Syncope/Collapse: Studies and Their Interpretation -- Utility of Video-EEG for Diagnosing and Understanding TLOC/Collapse -- Role of Head and Cardiac Imaging, and Cardiac Stress Testing for Syncope/Collapse -- Selected Treatment Concerns -- Update on Cardiac Pacing in Reflex Syncope -- Indications for pacing in patients with unexplained syncope and bifascicular block -- ICD indications in patients with unexplained syncope -- Drugs in Vasovagal Syncope: Current Status -- Ictal Asystole, Relation to VVS and Role of Cardiac Pacing -- Driving and Flying: US and European Recommendations
Summary This heavily revised second edition provides a comprehensive multi-disciplinary review of syncope and how to care for these patients successfully. It contains detailed descriptions of the scientific basis behind the pathophysiology of conditions that cause syncope and collapse. Pathways for optimal clinical management in line with the latest guidelines are reviewed and are accompanied by clearly defined recommendations on how to treat patients with syncope. Common procedures and tests are also discussed along with their indications, methodology, interpretation and limitations. Syncope: An Evidence-Based Approach systematically describes the pathophysiology and latest clinical management guidelines for treating patients with syncope. It is an essential resource for a variety of medical professionals including cardiologists, emergency physicians, internists, general practitioners, geriatricians, cardiac electrophysiologists, neurologists and psychiatrists
Notes Includes index
Subject Syncope (Pathology)
Neurology & clinical neurophysiology.
General practice.
Accident & emergency medicine.
Cardiovascular medicine.
Medical -- Neurology.
Medical -- Family & General Practice.
Medical -- Emergency Medicine.
Medical -- Cardiology.
Syncope (Pathology)
Genre/Form Electronic books
Form Electronic book
Author Brignole, Michele.
Benditt, David G.
ISBN 9783030445072