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The Cardiac Connection: Blackouts, Faints and Syncope in General Practice Members login for free access About RACGP online events


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Recorded: 6 May 2021


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The Cardiac Connection: Blackouts, Faints and Syncope in General Practice

On-demand recorded 6 May 2021

Syncope is a serious but often under-recognised healthcare issue. In General Practice, syncope patients often presents as faints, fits, funny turns, blackouts or falls and this can make diagnosis challenging. A significant portion of these patients with unexplained syncope will have undiagnosed cardiac causes. This webinar will review the latest Syncope Guidelines as a framework to identify cardiac syncope risk factors and explore strategies to help diagnose unexplained syncope.

This event attracts 2 CPD points

This event attracts 2 CPD points

This event is part of Medtronic 12 part webinar series. Events in this series are:


Dr Trish Kahawita

Trish is a new GP fellow who is passionate about digital health, medical education, and doctor wellbeing. She has been practicing medicine for the last ten years and has worked all around Australia, in both urban and remote areas. Her main clinical interests include Women's and Children's Health, Mental Health, Neurology, Geriatrics / Palliative Care, and Tropical Medicine. She has just moved to Sydney where she will work as a medical educator for GP Synergy as well as being a community Palliative Care GP. She also volunteers as a peer support facilitator for junior doctors. She is excited about the future of primary care and the use of innovative health technologies.


Dr Bradley Wilsmore
Senior staff specialist in cardiology

Dr Bradley Wilsmore is currently a Senior staff specialist in cardiology specialising in electrophysiology and Senior lecturer at the University of Newcastle. He is a 2004 Graduate of Sydney University. His junior medical training was performed at Royal North Shore, Gosford, and Royal Brisbane. He subsequently completed a two year Electrophysiology Fellowship at the number one hospital for heart care in the USA, the Cleveland Clinic, which involved all aspects of electrophysiology including ablations, device implants and extractions. His research interests have evolved from conditioning elite athletes during his work at the Australian Institute of Sport, to basic cardiovascular science research (during his PhD), to more clinically orientated research covering a broad spectrum of heart health, arrhythmias and remote monitoring of cardiac devices). More recently his research has focused on electrophysiology procedures, including the first-in-world AF ablation using Electroporation.



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