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Syncope is a common medical problem with a large differential diagnosis and various tests available to evaluate it. Furthermore, patients with syncope may be seen by many different specialists such as internists, family physicians, pediatricians, cardiologists, and neurologists. Therefore, a comprehensive review of this topic could have broad appeal.
The book is divided into 14 chapters. The first chapter is devoted to definitions, patient evaluation, and diagnostic methods. Chapter 2 discusses homeostatic mechanisms. Nine chapters deal with various causes of syncope and the final 3 chapters discuss drop attacks, exercise and syncope, and miscellaneous disorders. Pathophysiology is heavily emphasized and
Syncope. Ann Intern Med. ;111:347. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-111-4-347_1
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