Sudden transient loss of consciousness with associated loss of postural tone, spontaneous recovery without neurologic deficits
The key is in the H&P
A good H&P can provide a dx in up to 50% of cases.
Goals. 1. Determine specific cause; this will direct therapy, prevent recurrences, ⬇️ expensive evaluations, and improve outcome. 2. Determine presence of cardiac syncope which portends ⬆️ mortality and sudden death. 3. Identify those who will benefit Inpt 🆚 outpt eval