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Cardiac Electrophysiology
Aug 12, 2018 11 tweets 6 min read
A #tweetorial on Syncope #FITsurvivalguide

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. 2
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