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Syncope diagnosis

syncope diagnosis

Physical examination should be directed to the cardiovascular system to exclude life-threatening cause of syncope. Auscultation of the heart can detect cardiac murmur. It is a measurement of blood pressure in the supine and upright position to detect signs of orthostatic (drop in systolic blood pressure> 15 mm Hg or more than 10% of the value in the supine position).

Syncope disease


Syncope is a temporary loss of consciousness, pridruzhena loss of postural tone, followed by spontaneous recovery. Although in most cases, syncope is a benign reason, the incidence of cardiac arrhythmias as a cause of syncope in the elderly is high. Patients with partial recovery after a syncopal episode not true syncope. In these cases, it is a disease in which syncope is part of the clinical picture.