What should be the focus of history in a patient with syncope?

Updated: Jan 13, 2017
  • Author: Rumm Morag, MD, FACEP; Chief Editor: Erik D Schraga, MD  more...
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Answer

A detailed account of the event must be obtained from the patient, including the following:

  • Precipitating factors
  • Activity the patient was involved in before the event
  • Position the patient was in when the event occurred

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