Clinical Approach to Syncope

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    expert
  • Lectures
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  • Enrolled
    68 students
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What you'll learn

With a frequency that ranges between 15% and 39%, syncope is a common medical problem encountered by physicians in their careers. Generally, the occurrence of syncope is 18.1-39.7 per 1000 patients, and this problem is prevalent in the emergency department (ED) visits. This syncope online training program is aimed to equip doctors with knowledge of the condition, thereby enabling them to treat patients in the emergency department.read more »»

Syncope is a medical term given to fainting or passing out, which is a common occurrence in emergency cases. This is attributable to the drop in the amount of blood that flows to the brain, which causes loss of consciousness in the patient. Some of the other major causes of syncope are automatic disturbances, cardiovascular problems, or neurological issues. In emergency departments, syncope accounts for 1% to 3% of all the visits because of which the knowledge of syncope for an emergency physician or a doctor working in the emergency department is of the utmost importance.

This vasovagal syncope online training aims to provide doctors with actionable insights on handling this clinical challenge with an evidence- based medical approach. Even though syncope has a limited effect on the condition of the patient, it may lead to a life-threatening condition, and this is predominantly when it is coupled with other factors. Syncope coupled with old age, cardiovascular diseases, and abnormal ECG readings may lead to potentially dangerous outcomes. The patient history and physical examination along with ECG findings play a major role in the identification of the cause of syncope in most patients.

However, the major challenge faced by the physicians in diagnosis is margining down the doubt, and this is particularly because today’s syncope can turn into the cause of a sudden cardiac death (SCD) that may occur in the future, and that’s why it is imperative for a physician to carefully evaluate the causes. This comprehensive syncope online training course covers all the insights that will help a physician to evaluate the causes of the condition, thereby devising a plan of action to avoid risks and complications. Syncope is also associated with the loss of postural tone – a condition that occurs because of the global cerebral hypoperfusion. While there are no standards for the evaluation of syncope in patients, it is important for doctors, nurses, and physicians to understand the systematic clinical approach of evaluation before discharging the patients.

As a part of the assessment process, it is important to differentiate the occurrence of syncope from other causes such as transient LOC. More importantly, a doctor must differentiate the benign causes of syncope from the potentially life-threatening ones. The knowledge of this differentiation leads to better decision making when it comes to discharging the patient. This syncope patient education program covers major aspects of the occurrence of syncope, diagnosis, evaluation, and the clinical approach to decision-making at the time of discharging patients. The syncope online course ensures that the doctor, physician, or nurse treating a patient in the emergency department knows the intricacies of this common problem in emergency cases.

Who should attend?

  • General practitioners,
  • Primary care physicians,
  • Undergraduate medical students (Interns),
  • Postgraduate students in medicine,
  • other Life science under and postgraduates, Emergency physicians.

What you will learn?

  • How to distinguish syncope from non-syncopal causes of dizziness
  • Classify and list the common causes of syncope encountered in clinical practice
  • Develop a systematic approach towards diagnosing the etiology of syncope
  • Learn appropriate use of investigations for syncope and their rational interpretation
  • Learn how to prognosticate in a given case (low risk versus high risk)

Key concepts covered include:

An overview on

  • How to distinguish syncope from non-syncopal causes of dizziness
  • Classify and list the common causes of syncope encountered in clinical practice
  • Develop a systematic approach towards diagnosing the aetiology of syncope
  • Learn appropriate use of investigations for syncope and their rational interpretation 5. Learn how to prognosticate in a given case (low risk versus high risk)

Instructor

Dr. Kumar Narayanan

MD, DM (Card), FHRS, CEPS (A) Consultant Cardiologist & Electrophysiologist, Medicover Hospitals, Hyderabad, India


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International Certifications:

  • Fellow of the Heart Rhythm Society (FHRS), 2018
  • Certified Electrophysiology Specialist (CEPS-A), International Board
    of Heart Rhythm Examiners (IBHRE), 2014

Professional Summary:
He is an experienced cardiologist and electrophysiologist with considerable experience over the past 12 years in both rhythm disorders and interventional cardiology. He completed his cardiology training from the internationally renowned Christian Medical College (CMC), Vellore, India where he also did his internal medicine residency as well as undergraduate medical school. He has previously worked as a teaching faculty (Associate Professor) in the Department of Cardiology, CMC, Vellore, for four years (2008-12). He was the recipient of the international Dr. Thomas Peter Menteeship in cardiac electrophysiology in 2010. From 2012 to 2015, He was part of the division of Cardiac Electrophysiology at the Heart Institute, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, the USA where he completed an accredited

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