Prevalence of pulmonary embolism in patients presenting with syncope. A systematic review and meta‐analysis

@article{Oqab2018PrevalenceOP,
  title={Prevalence of pulmonary embolism in patients presenting with syncope. A systematic review and meta‐analysis},
  author={Z. Oqab and H. Ganshorn and R. Sheldon},
  journal={American Journal of Emergency Medicine},
  year={2018},
  volume={36},
  pages={551–555}
}
Background: Syncope is a common clinical presentation and establishing an etiology is often challenging. Pulmonary embolism (PE) has been thought to be an uncommon cause but a recent report suggested otherwise. Objective: To establish the prevalence of PE in patients presenting with syncope to the emergency department (ED) and in hospitalized patients. Methods: We systematically searched Medline, CINAHL, EMBASE, LILACS and Web of Science with relevant keywords and MeSH headings for syncope and… Expand
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