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JAMA Cardiology Clinical Guidelines Synopsis
August 2017

Assessment and Treatment of Syncope

Author Affiliations
  • 1Mayo Clinic, Phoenix, Arizona
  • 2University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
JAMA Cardiol. 2017;2(8):920-921. doi:10.1001/jamacardio.2017.1784

Syncope is a common clinical problem that can affect a wide range of patient populations. Like fever, it is a symptom with many causes, and its risk stratification, diagnosis, and treatment are frequently difficult. The purpose of the American College of Cardiology (ACC)/American Heart Association (AHA)/Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) Guideline1 was to provide contemporary, accessible, succinct, and practical guidance on treating adult and pediatric patients with suspected syncope.