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Praxis (Bern 1994). 2013 Apr 10;102(8):451-6. doi: 10.1024/1661-8157/a001252.

[Emergency referrals for syncopes - is an ambulatory treatment safe?].

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Universitäres Notfallzentrum, Inselspital Bern.

Abstract

Patients after syncopy arrive frequently in an emergency unit. Two scoring systems have been validated for clinical decision making, use of diagnostic methods and need for hospitalisation. Goal of the study was quality control of ambulatory treatment of syncope patients in a University Emergency Department. 200 consecutive patients with syncope were documented, 109 of whom followed by phone-call during two years. The decision for hospitalisation or ambulatory treatment was up to the treating doctor. Age-distribution was biphasic: female sex mainly below the age 25, from 55 to 75 predominantly men. Etiology of syncope remained unclear for the majority of cases, a few neurologic (n=3) or cardiac (n=5) reasons were found with treatment consequences.

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DOI:
10.1024/1661-8157/a001252
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