Syncope in pediatrics: evaluation and risk stratification


  • Sílvia Álvares Pediatric Cardiology Service, Centro Hospitalar do Porto



Syncope, Pre-syncope, Orthostatic hypotension


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How to Cite

Álvares, S. (2015). Syncope in pediatrics: evaluation and risk stratification. NASCER E CRESCER - BIRTH AND GROWTH MEDICAL JOURNAL, 24(2), 53–55.




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