Syncope pp 65-77 | Cite as

Transient Loss of Consciousness (T-LOC) Risk Stratification

  • Michele Brignole
  • David G. Benditt


To identify the specific cause of the loss of consciousness in order to apply an effective mechanism-specific treatment strategy. In this regard, it is recognized that in the vast majority of the patients, syncope is a disturbing or disabling condition that while not immediately life-threatening may nonetheless substantially diminish quality of life and lead to physical injury. Defining the mechanism is the prerequisite for finding a specific therapy to prevent syncopal recurrences.


Brain Natriuretic Peptide Structural Heart Disease Unexplained Syncope Syncope Recurrence Syncope Patient 
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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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