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Key questions on syncope in the elderly

Module summary
Consultant cardiologist Dr Michael John van der Watt answers GP Dr Mandy Fry’s questions on the features, risk factors and drug causes for syncope in older patients.
Learning objectives

This module will guide you through the latest on treating syncope in the elderly, including:

  • The different types of syncope
  • What features of syncope should make you suspicious of a significant underlying cause
  • The role of tilt-table testing
  • The effect alcohol has on syncope
Author

Dr Michael John van der Watt is a consultant cardiologist at West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust and Spire Bushey Hospital.

Dr Mandy Fry is a GP in Cirencester, Gloucestershire.

Date module published
01/12/2015
Module due for review
01/12/2017
Suggested number of CPD credits
Completing this module will earn you a certificate for a suggested
1 CPD hour
By showing evidence of impact you could double that to
2 CPD hours
What other GPs said after completing this module
useful
Ide McCarthy
11.03.2017.
good more topics in same subject
SHAMIM Rashid
01.03.2017.
Good
Usama Shahid
12.02.2017.
great
Kashif Ahmed
10.02.2017.
helpful advice re what to do when someone presents with syncope.
Maeve Mc Inerney
29.01.2017.