Turner White CommunicationsAbout TWCSubscribeContact TWCHomeSearch
Hospital PhysicianJCOMSMPBRMsCart
Current Contents
Past Issue Archives
Self-Assessment Questions
Review of
Clinical Signs
Clinical Review
Pediatric Rounds
Resident Grand Rounds
Article Archives
Case Reports
Clinical Practice
Pediatric Rounds
Resident Grand Rounds
Review of
Clinical Signs

Guide to Reading
Hospital Physician
Editorial Board
Information for Authors

Reprints, Permissions, & Copyright
Site Map
Self-Assessment Questions

Internal Medicine

Answer 5
  1. Discharge patient after alcohol cessation counseling, and instruct her to be careful when moving from a supine to standing position. The treatment of syncope is very specific to the underlying cause. In this patient with vasovagal syncope, the physician should be supportive and focus on alcohol cessation, keeping well hydrated, and taking caution when moving from a supine/sitting position to a standing position. Also, if there are any presyncopal symptoms, patients should be instructed to assume a supine position immediately. In general, these actions will help to treat most patients diagnosed with vasovagal syncope.

Click here to return to the questions


Hospital Physician     JCOM     Seminars in Medical Practice
Hospital Physician Board Review Manuals
About TWC    Subscribe    Contact TWC    Home    Search   Site Map

Copyright © 2009, Turner White Communications
Updated 1/04/08 • kkj