An Evidence-Based Approach

  • Michele Brignole
  • David G. Benditt

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. TLOC/Collapse: Pathophysiologic and Epidemiologic Features

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Aalap D. Narichania, Mohamed H. Hamdan
      Pages 45-57
  3. Basic Clinical Features

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 59-59
    2. Angel Moya, Patricia Fumero
      Pages 61-68
    3. Robert S. Sheldon, Satish R. Raj
      Pages 69-81
    4. Ritsuko Kohno, Haruhiko Abe
      Pages 83-93
    5. Matthew T. Bennett, Thomas M. Roston, Shubhayan Sanatani, Andrew D. Krahn
      Pages 109-123
    6. Raffaello Furlan, Alessandra Alciati
      Pages 135-147
  4. Basic Diagnostic Strategies

  5. Selected Testing: When and How

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 219-219
    2. Mohammed Ruzieh, Blair P. Grubb
      Pages 221-225
    3. Christopher J. Mathias, Andrew P. Owens, Valeria Iodice
      Pages 227-240
  6. Treatment Considerations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 253-253
    2. Justin Z. Lee, Win-Kuang Shen
      Pages 287-298
    3. Darshan Krishnappa, Michele Brignole, David G. Benditt
      Pages 307-317
    4. Scott Sakaguchi, Wayne O. Adkisson
      Pages 319-336
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 337-343

About this book


This heavily revised second edition provides a comprehensive multi-disciplinary review of syncope and how to care for these patients successfully. It contains detailed descriptions of the scientific basis behind the pathophysiology of conditions that cause syncope and collapse. Pathways for optimal clinical management in line with the latest guidelines are reviewed and are accompanied by clearly defined recommendations on how to treat patients with syncope. Common procedures and tests are also discussed along with their indications, methodology, interpretation and limitations.


Syncope: An Evidence-Based Approach systematically describes the pathophysiology and latest clinical management guidelines for treating patients with syncope. It is an essential resource for a variety of medical professionals including cardiologists, emergency physicians, internists, general practitioners, geriatricians, cardiac electrophysiologists, neurologists and psychiatrists.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Michele Brignole
    • 1
  • David G. Benditt
    • 2
  1. 1.Faint & Fall ProgrammeIRCCS Istituto Auxologico Italiano Ospedale San LucaPiazzale BresciaItaly
  2. 2.University of Minnesota, MMC 508MinneapolisUSA

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