GP emergency management

Syncope in a teenage girl

Vivienne Miller



A 15-year-old girl presents feeling faint with a history of syncope over the past couple of years.

Article Extract

Your secretary tells you a 15-year-old girl well known to you is feeling faint. She is now lying down in the treatment room with her mother present. Her mother is very concerned because this is the third time in two years the girl has fainted (or almost fainted on this occasion). She would like you to examine the girl during the ‘attack’.