Džiugas Krečkauskas1, Rita Norvilaitė 2, A. Klimašauskas 1, 3
1Vilnius University, faculty of medicine
2Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, faculty of medicine
3Vilnius University Hospital, Santaros clinics
Syncope is one of the most common reasons for emergency department and urgent care clinic visits. Recognizing its clinical characteristics and identifying etiology is necessary for accurate diagnosis and successful treatment. This article reviews crucial principles of syncope’s diagnosis and treatment according to the latest 2018 European Society of Cardiology recommendations.
Keywords: syncope, transient loss of consciousness, risk stratification.