Incidence and influence of hospitalization for recurrent syncope and its effect on short- and long-term all-cause and cardiovascular mortality.

@article{Ruwald2014IncidenceAI,
  title={Incidence and influence of hospitalization for recurrent syncope and its effect on short- and long-term all-cause and cardiovascular mortality.},
  author={Martin H Ruwald and Anna-Karin Num{\'e} and Morten Lamberts and Carolina Malta Hansen and Morten Hansen and Michael Ulrich Vinther and Lars Kober and C Torp-Pedersen and J. F. Hansen and Gunnar Hilmar Gislason},
  journal={The American journal of cardiology},
  year={2014},
  volume={113 10},
  pages={1744-50}
}
Recurrence of syncope is a common event, but the influence of recurrent syncope on the risk of death has not previously been investigated on a large scale. We examined the prognostic impact of recurrent syncope in a nationwide cohort of patients with syncope. All patients (n = 70,819) hospitalized from 2001 to 2009 in Denmark with a first-time diagnosis of syncope aged from 15 to 90 years were identified from national registries. Recurrence of syncope was incorporated as a time-dependent… CONTINUE READING