Sports Medicine Research: In the Lab & In the Field: 2017 ACC/AHA/HRS Guideline for the Evaluation and Management of Patients With Syncope: A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Clinical Practice Guidelines, and the Heart Rhythm Society (Sports Med Res)
Monday, March 27, 2017

2017 ACC/AHA/HRS Guideline for the Evaluation and Management of Patients With Syncope: A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Clinical Practice Guidelines, and the Heart Rhythm Society

2017 ACC/AHA/HRS Guideline for the Evaluation and Management of Patients With Syncope: A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Clinical Practice Guidelines, and the Heart Rhythm Society.

Shen WK, Sheldon RS, Benditt DG, Cohen MI, Forman DE, Goldberger ZD, Grubb BP, Hamdan MH, Krahn AD, Link MS, Olshansky B, Raj SR, Sandhu RK, Sorajja D, Sun BC, Yancy CW. Circulation. 2017 Mar 9. pii: CIR.0000000000000499. doi: 10.1161/CIR.0000000000000499. [Epub ahead of print]

The American College of Cardiology, American Heart Association Task Force on Clinical Practice Guidelines, and Heart Rhythm Society have provided guidelines for the evaluation and management of patients with syncope. These guidelines were developed in collaboration with the American College of Emergency Physicians and Society of Academic Emergency Medicine. An Executive Summary accompanies the main set of guidelines. The guidelines document covers general principles, evaluation and diagnosis, management of cardiovascular conditions, reflex conditions, orthostatic hypotension and intolerance, pseudosyncoope, uncommon conditions associated with syncope, and other topics. The document also provides recommendations for athletes.


1 comments:

Brooke said...

I found several important pieces of information while scrolling through and reading some of this document. Syncope and cardiac related conditions aren't one of the most common topics that I, personally, hear being discussed as an AT. This was a nice refresher. I found the table explaining the several types of syncope to be helpful and quite interesting. I definitely took away a nice reminder to stay on your toes when evaluating an event of syncope from this document, as it actually reports a higher prevalence of syncope in a young population than I would have assumed, and quite a few serious potential causes of syncope.

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