Elayne Forbes is a Paediatric Emergency Fellow working at Sydney Children's Hospital.

Other Causes

Cite this article as: Forbes, E. Other Causes, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2015. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.6622We’ve already consider reflex causes and cardiac causes of syncope. Here’s a few others that don’t fit neatly into either category…

Syncope ECGs

Cite this article as: Forbes, E. Syncope ECGs, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2015. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.6615In the previous post we learnt that although cardiac syncope is rare, it is potentially fatal. It is, therefore, essential that we know how to recognise ECGs that identify the cause of cardiac syncope. Here we discuss some of the…

Cardiac Syncope

Cite this article as: Forbes, E. Cardiac Syncope, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2015. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.6610Cardiac syncope is extremely rare but potentially fatal. 24% incidence in subsequent cardiac arrest – 10 Australian youths die suddenly every week due to SADS (Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome). These deaths are rare, but preventable. We see a lot more cases with warning symptoms…

Reflex Syncope

Cite this article as: Forbes, E. Reflex Syncope, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2015. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.6612Neurally mediated syncope is a heterogenous group of autonomic disorders resulting in orthostatic intolerance. It peaks in toddlers and adolescents. There are two main groups – reflex and postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (or autonomic failure). In this post, we will discuss…