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Is There a Benefit to Hospitalization in Syncope?

Background: Syncope, defined as a transient loss of consciousness with spontaneous and complete recovery to pre-event status, is a common emergency department (ED) presentation. Recently, we have discussed the lack of clinical utility in distinguishing syncope from near-syncope in terms …

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Cardiovascular

The True Prevalence of PE in ED Syncope Patients

Background: Syncope, defined as a transient loss of consciousness with a complete recovery, is a common ED presentation. There are numerous causes of syncope ranging from the relatively benign (eg vasovagal syncope) to the potentially life-threatening (eg dysrhythmia, ectopic pregnancy, …

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Thoracic and Respiratory

30-Day Outcomes in Syncope vs Near-Syncope

Background: Syncope, defined as a transient loss of consciousness with spontaneous and complete recovery to pre-event status, is a common emergency department (ED) presentation. Near-syncope is frequently seen as well. Unlike syncope, near-syncope has a more nebulous definition often thought of …

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Cardiovascular

Predicting Dysrhythmias After Syncope

Background: Syncope, the sudden, brief loss of consciousness followed by spontaneous, complete recovery is a common presentation to the Emergency Department (ED). It represents a significant portion of overall admissions to the hospital because while many cases are benign (i.e. …

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Cardiovascular

REBEL Cast Episode 30: The PESIT Trial – Do All Patients with 1st Time Syncope Need a Pulmonary Embolism Workup?

Background: Syncope is a very frustrating chief complaint for many in the medical field.  There is no gold standard test and no validated decision instrument. It represents about 3 – 5% of ED visits, 1 – 6% of hospital admissions, …

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Thoracic and Respiratory

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