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The Evaluation and Treatment of Syncope: A Handbook for Clinical Practice / Edition 2
     

The Evaluation and Treatment of Syncope: A Handbook for Clinical Practice / Edition 2

by David G. Benditt, Jean-Jacques Blanc, Michele Brignole, Richard Sutton
 

ISBN-10: 1405140305

ISBN-13: 9781405140300

Pub. Date: 05/28/2006

Publisher: Wiley

Designed for the practitioner, this handbook provides an easy-to-read overview of how to evaluate and treat patients with a history of fainting. The 2nd Edition has been fully revised to contain all the latest information concerning diagnosis and treatment. It is based on the 2004 update of the ESC Guidelines on the Management of Syncope and offers up-to-date

Overview

Designed for the practitioner, this handbook provides an easy-to-read overview of how to evaluate and treat patients with a history of fainting. The 2nd Edition has been fully revised to contain all the latest information concerning diagnosis and treatment. It is based on the 2004 update of the ESC Guidelines on the Management of Syncope and offers up-to-date direction based on comprehensive analysis.

All chapters share a consistent structure and are concise - only essential references are included. However, each chapter comes with suggestions for further reading and a comprehensive literature source is provided separately at the end of the book and divided into major interest areas.

All in all, this is a convenient compendium for clinical use that should be kept for reference in the clinic, office or emergency department.

The ESC Education Series
This book is part of the ESC Education Series. The series is designed to provide medical professionals with the latest information about the understanding, diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular diseases. Where available, management recommendations are based on the established European Guidelines, which encompass the best techniques to use with each cardiac disease. Throughout the series, the leading international opinion leaders have been chosen to edit and contribute to the books. The information is presented in a succinct and accessible format with a clinical focus.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405140300
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
05/28/2006
Series:
European Society of Cardiology Series , #5
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.45(h) x 0.82(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction.

Michele Brignole.

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Section one: Definition, pathophysiology, epidemiology.

Chapter 1: Syncope: definition, classification, and multiple potential causes.

Jean-Jacques Blanc, David G. Benditt.

Chapter 2: Pathophysiology and clinical presentation.

Wouter Wieling, J. Gert van Dijk, Johannes J. van Lieshout, David G. Benditt.

Chapter 3: Epidemiology and social costs.

Rose Anne Kenny, Wishwa N. Kapoor.

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Section two: Syncope evaluation strategy.

Chapter 4: Overview of recommended diagnostic strategies.

Richartd Sutton, Michele Brignole.

Chapter 5: Initial evaluation of the syncope patient.

Part 1: Medical history and basic laboratory assessment.

Antonio Raviele, Paolo Alboni, Richard Sutton, Rose Anne Kenny.

Part 2: Role of defined questionnaire for diagnosis of syncope and other forms of loss of consciousness.

Robert Sheldon.

Chapter 6: Which syncope patients should be evaluated and treated in hospital, and which can be managed as outpatients?.

David G. Benditt.

Chapter 7: Organizing management of syncope in the hospital and clinic (the syncope unit).

Rose Anne Kenny, Michele Brignole.

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Section three: Guide to selection of diagnostic procedures.

Chapter 8: Ambulatory electrocardiographic (AECG) monitoring for evaluation of syncope.

Adam P. Fitzpatrick.

Chapter 9: The basic autonomic assessment.

Richard Sutton, David G. Benditt.

Chapter 10: Role of electrophysiologic testing in the syncope evaluation.

Fei Lu, Lennart Bergfeldt.

Chapter 11: Additional Diagnostic Testing for Selected Syncope Patients.

Lennart Bergfeldt, David G. Benditt, Piotr Kulakowski, Michele Brignole.

Chapter 12: Neurologic diagnostic procedures in syncope.

J. Gert van Dijk.

Chapter 13: Contribution of Psychiatric Disorders to Apparent Syncope.

George Theodorakis.

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Section four: Causes of syncope and syncope mimics, and treatment.

Chapter 14: Specific causes of syncope: their evaluation and treatment strategies.

Part 1: Neurally-mediated reflex syncope.

David G. Benditt.

Part 2: Orthostatic syncope.

Angel Moya, Wouter Wieling.

Part 3: Cardiac arrhythmias as a primary cause of syncope.

Angel Moya.

Part 4: Structural cardiac and pulmonary causes of syncope.

Jean-Jacques Blanc, David G. Benditt.

Part 5: Cerebrovascular disorders as the primary cause of syncope.

J. Gert van Dijk.

Chapter 15: Syncope and other causes of transient loss of consciousness in children, teenagers and adolescents.

Wouter Wieling, Karin S. Ganzeboom, Jan Janousek.

Chapter 16: Syncope in the older adult (including driving implications).

David G. Benditt, Rose Anne Kenny.

Chapter 17: Conditions that mimic syncopea.

J. Gert van Dijk.

Chapter 18: Who to treat.

Michele Brignole, Rose Anne Kenny

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