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The 2018 European Guidelines on Syncope

Syncope (Guidelines on Diagnosis and Management of)

The 2018 Guidelines on Syncope consist of a Full text, a  supplementary data document giving further explanation on specific points and the Web Practical Instructions, advice is given on how to evaluate patients with loss of consciousness (LOC) and how to perform and interpret tests properly; tracings, videos, flow-charts, and check lists are provided. While the Full Text is mainly aimed to give formal evidence-based recommendations according to the standardized rules of the ESC, this new supplementary data document allows expansion of the content to practical issues and aims to fill the gap between the best available scientific evidence and the need for dissemination of these concepts into clinical practice (“We have the knowledge, we need to teach it”).

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