EM1611E "Syncope: Less is Better" (IM GR-111116)

Syncope, a very common symptom for a variety of medical conditions, is associated with significant morbidity and costs. Although effective diagnosis and treatment can reduce recurrent syncope and improve quality-of-life, one would be hard pressed to find a condition with so much practice pattern variation and low yield tests so often ordered. The purpose of this Internal Medicine Grand Round is to provide an overview on how to best manage patients with syncope, while at the same time explore issues related to cost and low yield testing.

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Target Audience

UT Southwestern faculty, fellows, residents and medical students, community physicians, nurse clinicians, physician assistants and nurses.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the participant should be able to:

  • Learn how to approach patients who present with syncope.
  • Recognize the value of the history, physical exam and ECG as initial evaluation in syncope.
  • Understand which studies are low yield in syncope.
  • Learn to manage patients with vasovagal syncope.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA
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Photo: Jose Joglar, M.D.Jose Joglar, M.D.
Elizabeth Thaxton and Ellis Batten Page Professorship in Cardiac Electrophysiology Research
Division of Cardiology

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA


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