risk stratification

Publication Title: 
Journal of Cardiology

BACKGROUND: Syncope is one of the most common reasons for emergency department and urgent care clinic visits. The management of syncope continues to be a challenging problem for front-line providers inasmuch as there are a multitude of possible causes for syncope ranging from relatively benign conditions to potentially life-threatening ones. In any event, it is important to identify those syncope patients who are at immediate risk of life-threatening events; these individuals require prompt hospitalization and thorough evaluation.

Author(s): 
Puppala, Venkata Krishna
Dickinson, Oana
Benditt, David G.
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