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Syncope

A.J. Larner

in Oxford Textbook of Medicine

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Published in print May 2010 | ISBN: 9780199204854
Published online November 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199570973 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.240504_update_001

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Syncope

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Syncope is the commonest identified cause of transient loss of consciousness, being ten times more frequent than epilepsy. It is a consequence of cerebral underperfusion due to reduced cardiac output, often related to reduced venous return due to decreased peripheral vascular resistance, with pooling of blood volume in dependent body parts....

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Subjects: Neurology

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