ISSN - 0973-0958
   
 
A Near Fatal Arrhythmia in Teenager with 2 Year History of Benign Sounding Syncope
Francis J Gilchrist.
Pediatric Department, University Hospital of North Staffordshire, Stoke-on-Trent, UK.
 
Abstract

Key points: Benign sounding syncope may have a serious or life-threatening underlying cause.

Benign sounding syncope may have a serious or life-threatening underlying cause. This 14 year old boy had recurrent benign syncopal attacks but subsequently had 2 syncopal attacks with exercise. He was then diagnosed to have a cardiac cause of syncope. This case highlights that warning signs in the history may not be present at the initial presentation and diligence in taking the history of all subsequent episodes will help identify the small percentage of patients with a potentially life threatening cause.
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