Value and limitations of noninvasive assessment of syncope.

  title={Value and limitations of noninvasive assessment of syncope.},
  author={Stephen C. Hammill},
  journal={Cardiology clinics},
  volume={15 2},
The noninvasive assessment of patients who present with syncope is based on a thorough, complete history and physical examination. The history requires close attention to precipitating events and the description of the spell. Often, patients are poor historians with regard to symptoms leading up to and following the episode of syncope. Therefore, it is important to interview individuals who observed the spell to improve the accuracy of the history and sort out whether or not the spell was due… CONTINUE READING