Syncope is defined as transient loss of consciousness due to cerebral hypoperfusion. It is characterised by rapid onset, short duration and spontaneous complete recovery. Syncope shares many clinical features with other disorders. This group of disorders is labelled transient loss of consciousness (TLC).
(2018 ESC Guidelines for the diagnosis and management of syncope. Eur Heart J (2018); 39: 1883-1948)
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