Syncope/presyncope in the competitive athlete

Chad A. Asplund, Francis G. O'Connor, Benjamin D. Levine

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Syncope is a relatively common event in the general population and is not infrequently encountered in athletes. The pathophysiology of all forms of syncope consists of a sudden decrease in cerebral blood flow, though there are many other mechanisms for transient loss of consciousness (TLOC).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSports Cardiology Essentials
Subtitle of host publicationEvaluation, Management and Case Studies
PublisherSpringer New York
Number of pages17
ISBN (Print)9780387927749
StatePublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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