This Teachable Moment explores whether carotid duplex ultrasonography for possible syncope should be used as part of a preopeartive workup.
Article InformationCorresponding Author: Sarah J. Burns, DO, MS, Department of Internal Medicine, University of New Mexico, MSC10-5550, One University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87131 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Published Online: June 13, 2016. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.2531.
Conflict of Interest Disclosures: None reported.
Additional Contributions: The authors would like to thank Dr Juan Lessing, MD, Department of Medicine, University of Colorado, and Dr John Pierce, MD, MPH, Department of Medicine, University of New Mexico, for their editorial suggestions. They were not compensated for their contributions. We thank the patient for granting permission to publish this information.