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Should syncope patients have a wheelchair?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Syncope

Most syncope patients have no need for a wheelchair. There certainly may be some who do need a wheelchair but their doctor should be the one who recommends it, or perhaps a physical therapist if they are associated with one.

In brief: Syncope

Most syncope patients have no need for a wheelchair. There certainly may be some who do need a wheelchair but their doctor should be the one who recommends it, or perhaps a physical therapist if they are associated with one.
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
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Dr. Joseph Roosth
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Sometimes

When someone has syncope, they should always have a medical evaluation as many causes can be treated successfully.
Unfortunately some, especially frail elderly patients, have limited treatment options in which case a wheelchair can make the difference in being able to do all sorts of common daily activities as well as get out of the home.

In brief: Sometimes

When someone has syncope, they should always have a medical evaluation as many causes can be treated successfully.
Unfortunately some, especially frail elderly patients, have limited treatment options in which case a wheelchair can make the difference in being able to do all sorts of common daily activities as well as get out of the home.
Dr. Joseph Roosth
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