1. Evaluate patients who present with syncope to determine cardiac or non-cardiac causes.
2. Prepare diagnostic plans for patients who present with neurocardiogenic forms of syncope, which may include conducting a differential diagnosis of syncope.
3. Conduct appropriate tests, such as EKGs, exercise stress testing, tilt tests or blood screenings, to diagnose underlying conditions in patients whose EKGs and cardiac tests are normal.
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Robert Dachs, MD, FAAFP, Vice-Chairman, Department of Emergency Medicine, Ellis Hospital, Schenectady, New York; Clinical Associate Professor and Director of Research, Ellis Hospital Family Medicine
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