Syncope is a common symptom in the emergency department. While most causes are benign and self-limited not requiring extensive in-hospital evaluation, others are potentially life-threatening. The optimal evaluation of patients with syncope follows a risk-adapted diagnostic algorithm in order to exclude life-threatening causes and to identify patients at high risk for further deterioration e. g. structural heart diseases requiring further diagnostic evaluation. Low risk patients can receive out-patient treatment without further extensive diagnostic evaluation.
|Translated title of the contribution
|Rational risk-adapted diagnosis of syncope in the emergency department
|Notfall und Rettungsmedizin
|Number of pages
|Published - 03.2009