by Bassel Hassan
MANAGING THE DIZZY PATIENT
‘Doctor I feel dizzy’, seems like such an innocent history to hear but few words cause as much confusion and deserve to be banned from the consultation room as could be said for the term ‘dizzy’. Everyone uses it but sadly with a range of different meanings! Superficially, it would seem straightforward enough to break ‘dizzy’ down into being of pre-syncopal, vestibular or ataxic origin but that’s not how it feels to the patient who just feels DIZZY! This lecture will tackle the critical aspects of history taking, examination and investigations utilising real-world examples, so that you are not left feeling in a spin by your dizzy patient.