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Syncope Facilities: Background and Current Standards

  • Michele Brignole
  • David G. Benditt


Currently, the strategies for assessment for T-LOC/syncope vary widely among physicians and among hospitals and clinics. In the case of syncope, patients are not adequately stratified according to risk, and more often than not the evaluation and treatment is haphazard. The result is an excessive number of hospital admissions, wide variation in the diagnostic tests applied, and the proportion and types of attributable diagnoses and the proportion of syncope patients in whom the diagnosis remains unexplained.1


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Dipartimento di Cardiologia, Centro AritmologicoOspedali del TigullioLavagnaItaly
  2. 2.Cardiac Arrhythmia CenterMedical School, University of MinnesotaMinneapolisUSA

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