Syncope/Presyncope in the Competitive Athlete

  • Chad A. Asplund
  • Francis G. O’Connor
  • Benjamin D. Levine


Syncope is a relatively common event in the general population and is not infrequently encountered in athletes. The pathophysiology of all forms of syncope consists of a sudden decrease in cerebral blood flow, though there are many other mechanisms for transient loss of consciousness (TLOC).


Aortic Stenosis Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Structural Heart Disease Young Athlete Orthostatic Intolerance 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Chad A. Asplund
    • 1
  • Francis G. O’Connor
  • Benjamin D. Levine
  1. 1.Primary Care Sports Medicine, Department of Family MedicineEisenhower Army Medical CenterFort GordonUSA

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