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Syncope

In 2017, the American College of Cardiology (ACC) / American Heart Association (AHA) Task Force on Clinical Practice Guidelines and the Heart Rhythm Society released their practice guideline on the evaluation and management of patient with syncope (pdf). It is a massive document. Of the 278 pages, the references, appendix, and data supplement combined take up 210 pages. The Admin EM

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Pediatric Syncope

Hx: A young teenager presents with syncope. Parents note he had 2 episodes today without any preceding problems but the patient notes some mild lightheadedness prior to both episodes. He denies any other symptoms and has no complaints now. No pain. Medical history is positive only for mild reactive airway disease. Parents note a family history of hypercoagulability involving only

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Headache and Syncope

Hx: A 34 yo female presents with headache and syncope. She is accompanied by family  who give most of the hx. The patient has a hx of daily migraines for which she takes excedrin. Last night she had onset of a severe frontal HA, no radiation, timing unknown. She took a dose of excedrin. This morning she awoke with a headache

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