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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.


    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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