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BrainWaves #73 Things I didn't know about syncope

MedLink Neurology
Podcast is delighted to feature selected episodes from BrainWaves, courtesy of James E Siegler MD, its originator and host. BrainWaves is an academic audio podcast whose mission is to educate medical providers through clinical cases and topical reviews in neurology, medicine, and the humanities, and episodes originally aired from 2016 to 2021.

Originally released: August 24, 2017

Fainting spells are surprisingly common--even among United States Marines. This week, we explore the mechanisms underlying loss of consciousness in your everyday patient. And your everyday soldier.

Produced by James E Siegler. Music by Jason Shaw, Andy Cohen, Kai Engel, and Josh Woodward. BrainWaves' podcasts and online content are intended for medical education only and should not be used for clinical decision-making.


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