Diagnostic value of history in patients with syncope with or without heart disease.

@article{Alboni2001DiagnosticVO,
  title={Diagnostic value of history in patients with syncope with or without heart disease.},
  author={Paolo Alboni and Michele Brignole and Carlo Menozzi and Antonio Raviele and Attilio Del Rosso and Maurizio Dinelli and Alberto Solano and Nicola Bottoni},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Cardiology},
  year={2001},
  volume={37 7},
  pages={1921-8}
}
OBJECTIVES We sought to establish what historical findings are predictive of the cause of syncope. BACKGROUND The clinical features of the various types of syncope have not been systematically investigated. METHODS Three hundred forty-one patients with syncope were prospectively evaluated. Each patient was interviewed using a standard questionnaire. A cause of syncope was assigned using standardized diagnostic criteria. RESULTS A cardiac cause of syncope was established in 23% of the… CONTINUE READING
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