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Release Date: 5 Oct 2020
Expiration Date: 22 Apr 2021
Last Reviewed: 22 Apr 2020
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Syncope, a sudden, transient loss of consciousness and postural tone, is a phenomenon estimated to affect 30% to 40% of the population, and those numbers are likely underestimated given the high prevalence of patients who do not present to a hospital or urgent care setting. While the majority of syncopal events are innocuous, cardiac syncope is often indicative of a potentially fatal, underlying disease process, carrying a one-year mortality rate of 30%. Distinguishing cardiac syncope from the myriad of other syncopal etiologies can be challenging. For this reason, it is imperative for all interprofessional team members to have a general knowledge of cardiac syncope and how to recognize it. This activity reviews the workup of a patient with cardiac syncope and describes the role of health professionals working together to manage this condition.
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Authors: Esther Mizrachi
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Editors-In-Chief: Wantzy CooperBabak AbaiChiranjiv Virk
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