Syncope is a multifactorial disorder; however, most pediatric syncopal episodes result from vasodepressor syndrome or the simple faint. A very detailed history and physical examination should indicate the etiology in the majority of cases. Extensive diagnostic studies are rarely necessary. Tilt table testing is a reliable way of identifying individuals predisposed to vasodepressor syncope, and may provide a means of assessing the efficacy of therapeutic interventions in those who require treatment. Treatment for syncope from etiologies other than vasodepressor syndrome is directed at the underlying cause.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Pages (from-to)||350-351, 354|
|Publication status||Published - Jul 1991|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health