Anxiety could be the major culprit in postvaccination presyncopeA new study reviewing whether drinking water before vaccination could help dispel feelings of postvaccination dizziness found instead that anxiety before the shot may be a bigger factor.
Pediatric chest pain and syncope: Know when to referWhat causes chest pain and syncope in children and adolescents, and how can pediatricians recognize and eliminate the causes that may lead to significant morbidity or even death?
Shortness of breath in a teenaged girlA previously healthy, 16-year-old Guatemalan girl presents to the emergency department (ED) with a 1-month history of dyspnea on exertion.
CARDIOLOGY: Critical cardiac problemsIdentifying “Critical Cardiac Problems Commonly Missed in Office Practice” involves recognizing red flags that indicate a need for greater scrutiny, said Kevin M. Shannon, MD, FAAP.
Chest pain and syncope: Is it fatal?Chest pain and syncope are common complaints in children.
Screening rule differentiates between vasovagal and cardiac syncopeScreening children and adolescents who experience syncope using characteristics in the history, physical exam, and electrocardiogram (ECG) accurately identifies which patients require further evaluation for cardiac problems, a new study concluded.
CARDIOLOGY: Red flags in pediatric cardiologyA wide range of cardiovascular signs and symptoms present to the pediatrician’s office, and clinician knowledge of key “red flags” alerting them to a higher likelihood of significant pathology or more urgent need for subspecialty referral is paramount.