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Emerg Med Clin North Am. 2010 Aug;28(3):501-16. doi: 10.1016/j.emc.2010.03.009.

Pediatric syncope: cases from the emergency department.

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  • 1Department of Emergency Medicine, Alameda County Medical Center, 1411 East 31st Street, Oakland, CA 94602, USA. fischerjwj@mac.com

Abstract

Pediatric syncope is a common presentation in the emergency department. Most causes are benign, but an evaluation must exclude rare life-threatening disorders. The lack of objective findings can pose a challenge. This case-based review emphasizes the importance of a detailed history and physical examination with electrocardiogram in determining high-risk patients.

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