Syncope and Palpitation Evaluation and Guidelines

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The Congenital Heart Collaborative

University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital and Nationwide Children’s Hospital have formed an innovative affiliation for the care of patients with congenital heart disease from the fetus through adulthood. The innovative collaboration provides families with access to one of the most extensive and experienced heart teams – highly skilled in the delivery of quality clinical services, novel therapies and a seamless continuum of care.

Syncope and Palpitations

Syncope and palpitations are common complaints in the pediatric and adolescent age groups. Initial workup for patients presenting with palpitations is often aimed at ruling out an arrhythmia. Palpitations may be due to autonomic nervous system dysfunction that is the cause of dizziness and syncope; therefore, the workup for these symptoms (palpitations, dizziness and syncope) is along a continuum. The diagnostic and therapeutic modalities that are most appropriate for the individual patient can be determined after completing a patient history, physical examination, family history and ECG.

Syncope Guidelines and Management

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Syncope Evaluation Process Checklist - Download PDF


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