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Educational Workshop: Red Flags and Legal Obligations: How to get the most out of your syncope consultations.

Review current evidence, practical advice, case study & discussion


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This workshop has been organised and supported by Medtronic

Falls cost the NHS 2.3 billion pounds per year, 4 million bed days and 70 000 hip fractures. A significant number of these falls are caused by transient loss of conscience, which, in turn may be caused by syncope. Of course, syncope is not a disease, but a symptom of an underlying condition. In many cases there is a benign cause such as vasovagal syncope, whereas other cases have a more sinister aetiology. Dr Thakkar describes a systematic approach to managing syncope and the “3P’s”, how to risk stratify patients and how to avoid medico-legal pitfalls.

Download Raj Thakkar’s Key Message Slide here »


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