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March 2009 Br J Cardiol 2009;16:80-84

10 steps before you refer for chest pain

Sudhakar Allamsetty, Sreekala Seepana, Kathryn E Griffith

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January 2009 Br J Cardiol 2009;16:9–10

Rapid access blackout clinics: a priority for the elderly

Declan Byrne, Diarmuid O’Shea

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Prognostic implications There are profound prognostic implications for those suffering from syncope – Soteriades et al., in their study, evaluated the incidence and prognosis of syncope in participants in the Framingham Heart Study.5 They found the most frequently identified causes were vasovagal syncope, cardiac syncope and orthostatic hypotension: 36% still had no demonstrable cause. There was no increased risk of cardiovascular morbidity or mortality associated with vasovagal syncope, but persons in this study who fell into the diagnostic categories of cardiac syncope or syncope of unknown cause, were at increased risk of death from any

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January 2009 Br J Cardiol 2009;16:21–8

Emergence of the rapid access blackout clinic

Ibrahim Ali, Trudie Lobban, Richard Sutton, Alex Everitt, Darrel P Francis

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Introduction Case history 1 PL is a 19-year-old female who presented with two episodes of blackout accompanied with convulsions. She was diagnosed with epilepsy and prescribed carbamazepine. Episodes continued, however, and one year later she was further investigated by tilt-testing and discovered to have cardioinhibitory vasovagal syncope. A dual-chamber rate-drop-response pacemaker was implanted and no further episodes occurred during five years of follow-up. Anticonvulsant medication was stopped without ill effect. Case history 2 CM is a 72-year-old male admitted for pain control following an unwitnessed fall, which although initially bel

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