Incidence and prognosis of syncope.

  title={Incidence and prognosis of syncope.},
  author={Elpidoforos Soterakis Soteriades and J. Colin Evans and Martin G. Larson and Ming Hui Chen and Leway Chen and Emelia J Benjamin and Daniel L{\'e}vy},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  volume={347 12},
BACKGROUND Little is known about the epidemiology and prognosis of syncope in the general population. METHODS We evaluated the incidence, specific causes, and prognosis of syncope among women and men participating in the Framingham Heart Study from 1971 to 1998. RESULTS Of 7814 study participants followed for an average of 17 years, 822 reported syncope. The incidence of a first report of syncope was 6.2 per 1000 person-years. The most frequently identified causes were vasovagal (21.2… CONTINUE READING
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