Syncope In Pediatric Patients: A Practical Approach To Differential Diagnosis And Management In The Emergency Department

Collen Fant, Arl Cohen

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Abstract

Syncope is a condition that is often seen in the emergency department. Most syncope is benign, but it can be a symptom of a life-threatening condition. While syncope often requires an extensive workup in adults, in the pediatric population, critical questioning and simple, noninvasive testing is usually sufficient to exclude significant or life-threatening causes. For low-risk patients, resource-intensive workups are rarely diagnostic, and add significant cost to medical care. This issue will highlight critical diseases that cause syncope, identify high-risk "red flags," and enable the emergency clinician to develop a cost-effective, minimally invasive algorithm for the diagnosis and treatment of pediatric syncope.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-28
Number of pages28
JournalPediatric emergency medicine practice
Volume14
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1 2017
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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