New syncope guidelines take aim at ED bottleneck
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About half of all people will have an episode of syncope in their lifetime, and up until now, an equal number in any part of the world will have been admitted to the hospital, even if risk for recurrence is low. New 2018 European Society of Cardiology (ESC) syncope guidelines provide for the first time an algorithm to stratify these patients in the emergency department (ED) and discharge those at low risk.
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