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Vascular Causes of Syncope

These three patients presented with syncope as part of their respective histories, despite suffering from different pathologies. Syncope is a transient loss of consciousness with rapid recovery to baseline. Each history is concerning for a vascular etiology. In the ED we are focused on risk stratifying and ruling out life threats. Vascular and cardiac causes of syncope are two different pathways that ED physicians must rule out. This post will cover vascular causes of syncope.