Fast Five Quiz: Syncopal Events

Richard H. Sinert, DO


January 30, 2020

Guidelines from the ACC/AHA/HRS suggest that a resting 12-lead ECG is useful in the initial evaluation of patients with syncope. The guidelines also state that routine and comprehensive laboratory testing is not useful in the evaluation of patients with syncope. Routine cardiac imaging is not recommended in the evaluation of patients with syncope, unless a cardiac etiology is suspected. The guidelines do not recommend carotid artery imaging in the routine evaluation of patients with syncope in the absence of focal neurologic findings that support further evaluation.

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