Study developed and established accuracy of a new scoring method for differentiating vasovagal syncope (VVS) from psychogenic pseudosyncope (PPS) in children using only three variables (QT-dispersion, syncope duration and upright posture).
Why this matters
VVS and PPS share many clinical similarities yet are very different diseases, requiring different management and treatments. Accurate diagnosis is therefore critical.
This study highlights a 3-variable scoring method which is able to provide an initial diagnosis differentiating VVS from PPS in children. As it is non-invasive, of low expense and easy to perform, it could be of great value if implemented.