Clinical Practice Guideline: Syncope: Evaluation and Disposition

Brief Description: Syncope is a transient, self-limited loss of consciousness associated with an inability to maintain postural tone that spontaneously resolves. It is distinct from seizures, coma, shock, or other states of altered consciousness. The most common possible cause of syncope is a transient fall of systemic arterial pressure to a level below the minimum needed to sustain cerebral blood flow. The purpose of this guideline is to provide clinical guidance regarding the initial evaluation and risk stratification in the management of syncope.