Syncope in the pediatric population is a common presenting complaint to EDs. Etiologies can range from life-threatening cardiac causes to more benign etiologies. There are certain red flags that require careful attention, but most cases can be safely and efficiently managed with screening ECGs and pregnancy screening. Extensive and expensive workups have not been shown to be useful or diagnostic, unless there are specific signs and symptoms to suggest the need for in-depth testing.
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