Did This Patient Have Cardiac Syncope?: The Rational Clinical Examination Systematic Review.

  title={Did This Patient Have Cardiac Syncope?: The Rational Clinical Examination Systematic Review.},
  author={Omar Albassam and Robert J Redelmeier and Steven Shadowitz and Aatif M. Husain and David L. Simel and Edward E. Etchells},
  volume={321 24},
Importance Syncope can result from a reduction in cardiac output from serious cardiac conditions, such as arrhythmias or structural heart disease (cardiac syncope), or other causes, such as vasovagal syncope or orthostatic hypotension. Objective To perform a systematic review of studies of the accuracy of the clinical examination for identifying patients with cardiac syncope. Study Selection Studies of adults presenting to primary care, emergency departments, or referred to specialty… 

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