Table 8Diagnostic test accuracy statistics for orthostatic hypotension cause of syncope

StudySens (%)Spec (%)LR+LRDiag Yield (%)
van Dijk 2008215
Initial evaluation based on ESC guidelines; certain diagnosis only
very low evidence quality
100 (63–100) **99 (98–100)990.003
van Dijk 2008215
Initial evaluation based on ESC guidelines; Highly likely diagnosis only
very low evidence quality
80 (44–97) **99 (97–100)660.203
van Dijk 2008215
Initial evaluation based on ESC guidelines; certain and highly likely diagnosis
low/very low evidence quality
89 (65–99) *98 (96–99)390.115

From: 3, Initial assessment and diagnosis of people who had TLoC

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