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Review of Important ECG Findings in Patients with Syncope


Guidelines recommend 12-lead ECG as an important test to perform in patients with syncope. Though the incidence of ECG abnormalities is quite low, urgent care clinicians must be knowledgeable about the findings which portend the highest risk for these patients. Having a structured approach to interpreting these patients’ ECGs, and acting appropriately when abnormalities are found, should minimize morbidity and mortality in this patient group.