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Syncope risk stratification in the emergency department.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23217685     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The overall risk for a patient entering the emergency department (ED) because of syncope ranges between 5% and 15%, and the mortality at 1 week is approximately 1%. The primary goal for the ED physician is thus to discriminate individuals at low risk, who can be safely discharged, from patients at high risk, who warrant a prompt hospitalization for monitoring and/or appropriate treatment. Different rules and risk scores have been proposed. More ad hoc studies are needed to define the prognostic and diagnostic roles of the brain natriuretic peptide and other noninvasive laboratory markers.
Authors:
Giorgio Costantino; Raffaello Furlan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cardiology clinics     Volume:  31     ISSN:  1558-2264     ISO Abbreviation:  Cardiol Clin     Publication Date:  2013 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-12-10     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8300331     Medline TA:  Cardiol Clin     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  27-38     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Unità Operativa di Medicina Interna II, Dipartimento di Scienze Cliniche "L. Sacco," Ospedale L. Sacco, Università degli Studi di Milano, Via GB Grassi 74, Milano 20157, Italy. Electronic address: giorgic@libero.it.
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