Syncope

Fei Lü, Scott Sakaguchi, David G Benditt

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Abstract

Syncope is a syndrome consisting of a relatively short period of temporary and self-limited loss of consciousness caused by transient diminution of blood flow to the brain (1,2). In the absence of complete loss of consciousness, the individual is considered to have experienced a near-faint or near-e, or presyncope.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEssential Cardiology
Subtitle of host publicationPrinciples and Practice: Second Edition
PublisherHumana Press
Pages329-344
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)158829370X, 9781588293701
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2006

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