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It’s been a long old time since my last blog post, and for that I apologise. I have been intending to write this blog for what seems an age, however, events kept over taking me to the point where I decided to delay writing it until things seemed a bit calmer and……..well, just generally better. 2,076 more words


DC Inst - Vasovagal Syncope

You have been evaluated in the Emergency Department today for your syncopal episode. Your evaluation did not show evidence of medical conditions requiring emergent intervention at this time, however we recommend you follow up with your primary care provider for further testing as an outpatient. 47 more words


ESC Syncope Guidelines

The ESC Syncope guidelines 2018 have been released (European Heart Journal (2018) 00, 1–69 doi:10.1093/eurheartj/ehy037). They are comprhensive. Excerpts follow.

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


Prevalence of Pulmonary Embolism in Patients with Syncope


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


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


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