This month’s Podcast of the Month is from PEM ED Podcast. In a 2 x 45 minute series Andrew Sloas and Buck Kyle discuss paediatric syncope, with a focus on the cardiogenic causes that you don’t want to miss. They also cover common reasons why kids pass out, and throw in a little ECG revision…

Syncope Sunday Series Summary


Just in case you missed some of Elayne Forbes’ five-part Syncope Sunday series…here are all the links on one page:   1: What is syncope? 2: Reflex syncope 3: Cardiac syncope 4: Syncope ECGs 5: Other causes of syncope

Syncope ECGs

In 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 more common variants…

Reflex Syncope

Neurally 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 reflex syncope.

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