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Syncope: driving advice is frequently overlooked.
  1. M. MacMahon,
  2. D. O'Neill,
  3. R. A. Kenny
  1. Department of Medicine (Geriatric), Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK.

    Abstract

    Consecutive referrals to a syncope clinic were asked about the frequency of enquiries about driving status by referring general practitioners and/or hospital specialists. Although 40% were drivers, only 13% of patients had been previously asked about driving, and 12% of drivers had experienced symptoms whilst driving. This represents an important oversight on the part of referring doctors.

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