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Syncope

  • By: Philip D. Sloane & Lorraine M. Stone
  • In: Encyclopedia of Health & Aging
  • Edited by: Kyriakos S. Markides
  • Subject:Health Care & Aging, Health Psychology

Syncope is defined as a sudden loss of consciousness and postural tone followed by spontaneous recovery. The incidence is approximately 6 per 1,000 adults per year; however, it becomes increasingly more common with age, particularly after 70 years. In addition to ...

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