2011

Syncope

An Evidence-Based Approach

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ISBN: 978-0-85729-200-1 (Print) 978-0-85729-201-8 (Online)

Table of contents (21 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xvii

  2. Current Evidence-Based Knowledge: Classification, Pathophysiology, and Social/Economic Impact

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      Pages 1-1

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      Pages 3-13

      Syncope: Definition, Terminology, and Classification

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      Pages 15-25

      Pathophysiology of Syncope

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      Pages 27-36

      Epidemiology of Syncope (Fainting)

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      Pages 37-45

      Syncope Burden: Economic Impact of Syncope on Health-Care Resources and Personal Well-Being

  3. Current Evidence-Based Knowledge: Structured Diagnostic Strategy

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 47-47

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      Pages 49-63

      The Initial Evaluation of T-LOC: Diagnostic Strategy Based on the Initial Findings

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      Pages 65-77

      Transient Loss of Consciousness (T-LOC) Risk Stratification

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      Pages 79-105

      Indications for and Interpretation of Laboratory Diagnostic Tests

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      Pages 107-125

      Prolonged Ambulatory ECG Diagnostic Monitoring … Current and Evolving Indications

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      Pages 127-138

      Syncope Facilities: Background and Current Standards

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      Pages 139-150

      Syncope (T-LOC) Management Units: The Italian Model

  4. Current Evidence-Based Knowledge: Clinical Syndromes – Diagnosis and Therapy

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 151-151

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      Pages 153-177

      Reflex Syncope (Neurally Mediated Syncope)

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      Pages 179-197

      Orthostatic Intolerance: Orthostatic Hypotension and Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome

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      Pages 199-224

      Cardiac Syncope

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      Pages 225-236

      Conditions that Mimic Syncope

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      Pages 237-250

      Unexplained Syncope in Patients with High Risk of Sudden Cardiac Death

  5. Syncope Management in Clinical Practice: How to Do It

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 251-251

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      Pages 253-265

      How to: Role of Questionnaires and Risk Stratification at the Initial Evaluation in the Clinic and in the Emergency Department

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      Pages 267-277

      How to: Carotid Sinus Massage

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      Pages 279-289

      How to: Tilt-Table Testing

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      Pages 291-308

      How to: Prolonged Ambulatory ECG Monitoring

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      Pages 309-327

      When and How: Electrophysiological Study (EPS)

  6. Back Matter

    Pages 339-344

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