Patient presents with transient loss of consciousness
Was TLOC syncope?
Syncope is a transient loss of consciousness (TLOC) that represents the final common pathway of several conditions causing hypoperfusion of the brain. This hypoperfusion may result from decreased peripheral vascular resistance, decreased cardiac output, or both, and is commonly divided into 3 classifications: (1) neurally mediated (reflex) syncope, (2) orthostatic hypotension, and (3) cardiac syncope.
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Urgent Care Approach to the Syncopal Patient | EB Medicine
Management of the syncopal patient in the UC setting requires distinguishing life-threatening causes from benign ones. Learn the common causes of syncope and the best tools for evaluating syncopal patients