[Syncope in adolescents. Diagnostic and therapeutic approach]

An Pediatr (Barc). 2005 Oct;63(4):330-9. doi: 10.1157/13079816.
[Article in Spanish]


Syncopal episodes are frequent in adolescence. Syncope is usually a benign, self-limiting condition but it may be a warning sign of serious disease that must be diagnosed and appropriately treated. The present article provides a review of the basic principles of the differential diagnosis of syncope in the adolescent patient and treatment recommendations.

Publication types

  • English Abstract
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Humans
  • Syncope / classification
  • Syncope / diagnosis*
  • Syncope / etiology
  • Syncope / therapy*