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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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