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Results of invasive electrophysiologic evaluation in 268 patients with unexplained syncope.
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PMID:  14526433     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In order to assess the diagnostic value of invasive electrophysiologic study (EPS) in the patients with unexplained syncope, the electrophysiologic findings of 268 patients with unexplained syncope despite a complete clinical evaluation were analyzed. Results showed positive EPS finding was 38% in total patients and 50% in the patients aged > 70 years. With increasing age, the diagnostic yield of EPS also increased. No significant differences of complication rate were found among the different age groups. It was concluded that EPS have high diagnostic value in the patients with unexplained syncope. Its complications are few and mild. EPS may be recommended in elderly patients with unexplained syncope.
Jiagao Lü; Zaiying Lu; Fredrik Voss; Wolfgang Schoels
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of Huazhong University of Science and Technology. Medical sciences = Hua zhong ke ji da xue xue bao. Yi xue Ying De wen ban = Huazhong keji daxue xuebao. Yixue Yingdewen ban     Volume:  23     ISSN:  1672-0733     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Huazhong Univ. Sci. Technol. Med. Sci.     Publication Date:  2003  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-10-06     Completed Date:  2003-11-26     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101169627     Medline TA:  J Huazhong Univ Sci Technolog Med Sci     Country:  China    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  278-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiology, Tongji Hospital, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan 430030.
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Arrhythmias, Cardiac / complications,  diagnosis*
Diagnosis, Differential
Follow-Up Studies
Middle Aged
Monitoring, Physiologic
Retrospective Studies
Syncope / diagnosis,  etiology*
Tachycardia / complications,  diagnosis

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