Assessment of a structured management pathway for patients referred to the Emergency Department for syncope: results in a tertiary hospital.

@article{Ungar2016AssessmentOA,
  title={Assessment of a structured management pathway for patients referred to the Emergency Department for syncope: results in a tertiary hospital.},
  author={Andrea Ungar and Francesca Tesi and Valentina Maddalena Chisciotti and Giuseppe Pepe and Simone Maria D Angelo Vanni and Stefano Grifoni and Daniela Balzi and Martina Rafanelli and Niccol̀o Marchionni and Michele Brignole},
  journal={Europace : European pacing, arrhythmias, and cardiac electrophysiology : journal of the working groups on cardiac pacing, arrhythmias, and cardiac cellular electrophysiology of the European Society of Cardiology},
  year={2016},
  volume={18 3},
  pages={457-62}
}
AIMS High hospitalization rates (39-58% in the literature) of patients admitted to Emergency Department (ED) for transient loss of consciousness (T-LOC) suspected for syncope are still an unresolved issue. The presence of an Observation Unit has reduced hospital admissions and the duration of hospitalization in controlled studies, and a Syncope Unit (SU) in the hospital may reduce hospitalization and increase the number of diagnoses in patients with T-LOC. We assessed the effect of a structured… CONTINUE READING

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