Syncope: etiology, management, and when to refer.

  • J Phillip Saul
  • Published 1999 in Journal of the South Carolina Medical Association


An abnormality of blood pressure control is by far the most likely cause of syncope in children; however, syncope in children may be due to primary cardiac dysrhythmias, particularly in the presence of structural heart disease. An appropriate work-up should include an ECG with a 60-second rhythm strip at first presentation. Tilt testing can usually wait… (More)


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