What is the role of echocardiography (echo) in the workup of syncope?

Updated: Jan 13, 2017
  • Author: Rumm Morag, MD, FACEP; Chief Editor: Erik D Schraga, MD  more...
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In patients with known heart disease, left ventricular function and ejection fraction have been shown to have an accurate predictive correlation with death. Echocardiography is the test of choice for evaluating suspected mechanical cardiac causes of syncope.


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