Patients with syncope admitted to medical intensive care units.

  title={Patients with syncope admitted to medical intensive care units.},
  author={Marc D. Silverstein and Daniel E. Singer and Albert G. Mulley and George E. Thibault and G. Octo Barnett},
  volume={248 10},
The records of 108 patients admitted to a medical intensive care unit (ICU) for syncope during a two-year period were reviewed. Explicit criteria were used to classify patients by presumed etiologic diagnosis. Thirty-six percent of the cases of syncope were due to cardiovascular disease, 17% were due to noncardiovascular disease, and 47% were unexplained at hospital discharges. Seventy-two percent of presumed etiologic diagnoses were based on information available at the time of patient… CONTINUE READING

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