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Book Reviews
November 1998

Syncope: Mechanisms and Management

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edited by Blair P. Grubb, MD, Brian Olshansky, MD, 401 pp, $89, Armonk, NY, Futura Publishing, 1997.

Arch Neurol. 1998;55(11):1485. doi:

This is a comprehensive review of a complex multidisciplinary problem. The editors and each of the authors are well-recognized experts in their respective areas of commentary.

This book contains 18 chapters. There is an initial 2-chapter overview. Nine of the chapters deal with specific etiologic aspects of syncope. Three chapters discuss specific populations of patients with unique aspects of diagnosis and management including children, athletes, and the elderly. Two chapters are dedicated to specific aspects of diagnosis with respect to electrophysiologic studies and the difficult-to-diagnose patient. Finally, 2 chapters deal with specific aspects of management including driving and other legal implications.

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