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Epidemiology of Syncope (Fainting)

  • Michele Brignole
  • David G. Benditt


Transient loss of consciousness (T-LOC) is a common clinical presentation. However, since syncope is only one of several explanations for T-LOC, and it is often unclear whether other causes have been adequately excluded, estimates of the frequency of syncope based on T-LOC occurrences can only be considered an approximation.


Cumulative Incidence Structural Heart Disease Brugada Syndrome Sick Sinus Syndrome Common Clinical Presentation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Dipartimento di Cardiologia, Centro AritmologicoOspedali del TigullioLavagnaItaly
  2. 2.Cardiac Arrhythmia CenterMedical School, University of MinnesotaMinneapolisUSA

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