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.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health