Syncope in the Athletic Patient

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Abstract

Syncope is a common but concerning event in athletic patients. As such, efforts must be made to distinguish presyncope from syncope with a critical distinction of syncope during exercise and postexercise syncope. Syncope most often occurs just after exercise and is usually benign; however, syncope during exercise may be a sign of pathologic structural or electrical cardiac issues. Solving this diagnostic puzzle mandates a detailed history and examination frequently augmented with diagnostic testing and imaging studies. Recommendations for treatment and potential restriction from activity also present challenging decisions to the health care provider.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)438-444
Number of pages7
JournalProgress in Cardiovascular Diseases
Volume54
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2012

Keywords

  • Cardiac pathology
  • Exercise
  • Syncope

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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