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Autonomic Testing Jitters

I’m finally going in for autonomic testing. When I first went to my vascular cardiologist, he didn’t want to bother, because my symptoms were so pronounced that he felt he should just treat me for them. 641 more words

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Prevalence of Pulmonary Embolism in Patients with Syncope

Importance:

Sparse data and conflicting evidence exist on the prevalence of pulmonary embolism (PE) in patients with syncope.

Objective

To estimate the prevalence of PE among patients presenting to the emergency department (ED) for evaluation of syncope. 224 more words

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Is checking for orthostatic hypotension less than 1 minute after standing clinically useful?

Not only can it be useful in identifying those with history of dizziness upon standing but it may also predict a higher risk of falls, fracture, syncope and mortality long term. 278 more words

Pulmonary Embolism Causes <1% of Syncope, Study Confirms

Rarity of lung clots contradicts PESIT data

Researchers confirmed in a retrospective study that pulmonary embolism is unlikely to cause syncope that results in a trip to the emergency room. 375 more words

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Warning: this is a LONG post. Got lots to say. 

I haven’t been AS active on social media as I typically am because I’ve spent the last week or so recovering from a concussion.    2,145 more words