Evaluating the child with syncope.

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Syncope is a multifactorial disorder; however, most pediatric syncopal episodes result from vasodepressor syndrome or the simple faint. A very detailed history and physical examination should indicate the etiology in the majority of cases. Extensive diagnostic studies are rarely necessary. Tilt table testing is a reliable way of identifying individuals predisposed to vasodepressor syncope, and may provide a means of assessing the efficacy of therapeutic interventions in those who require treatment. Treatment for syncope from etiologies other than vasodepressor syndrome is directed at the underlying cause.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)350-351, 354-356, 359
JournalPediatric annals
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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