Professor Stephen Harrap

Institute: Melbourne Health
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Current Project

Better clinical evaluation of syncope

Fainting, also known as transient loss of consciousness or syncope is a common problem necessitating hospital admission, especially in the elderly.

Most causes are cardiovascular, usually related to low blood pressure (BP). Typically, the fall in BP occurs just on standing and will sometimes, but not always persist.

Patients with transient dizziness…

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