San Francisco Syncope Rule to predict short-term serious outcomes: a systematic review
- ECG Challenge. Larson, Lyle W. // Clinician Reviews;Apr2008, Vol. 18 Issue 4, p42
A quiz about the electrocardiography (ECG) of a 68-year-old woman who experienced pre-syncope while she was changing clothes to exercise is presented.
- ECG of the month. Regan, Claire; Regan, Martin // British Journal of Cardiac Nursing;May2013, Vol. 8 Issue 5, p216
A quiz concerning an electrocardiogram of a 52-year-old male admitted to the emergency department (ED) with sudden onset of dizziness and collapse at home is presented.
- ECG of the month. Regan, Clare; Regan, Martin // British Journal of Cardiac Nursing;Jan2013, Vol. 8 Issue 1, p12
A quiz concerning the electrocardiogram (ECG) report of a 23 year old male which includes questions regarding the heart rate, the different forms of waveforms, and the assessment of cardiac axis.
- Changes in Near-Infrared Spectroscopy and the Bispectral Index During Tilt-Table Examination. Naguib, Aymen N.; Winch, Peter; Ro, Pamela S.; Olshove, Vincent; Tobias, Joseph D. // Pediatric Cardiology;Feb2011, Vol. 32 Issue 2, p234
The head-upright tilt-table test is an important tool for the diagnosis of vasodepressor or neurocardiogenic syncope. The use of noninvasive near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) monitoring and bispectral index (BIS) monitoring during these cases can add another tool to the real-time monitoring and...
- Episodic syncope in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: evidence for inappropriate vasodilation. Prasad, K.; Williams, L.; Campbell, A.; Elliott, P. M.; McKenna, W. J.; Frenneaux, M. // Heart;Oct2008, Vol. 94 Issue 10, p1312
Symptoms of impaired consciousness (syncope and presyncope) occur in 15-25% of patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM).1 In young patients a history of recurrent syncope is associated with an increased risk of sudden death.25 Syncope usually occurs without warning or symptoms suggestive...
- Risk stratification of patients with syncope. Quinn, James // CJEM: Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine;May2007, Vol. 9 Issue 3, p174
The article presents a commentary about risk stratification of patients with syncope employing the San Francisco Syncope Rule (SFSR). According to the author, SFSR should be employed as a risk stratification tool to increase physician judgment and improve clinical decision making, and should not...
- Unexplained symptoms need you to hear. the patient's story. Scott-Jones, Jo // New Zealand Doctor;10/9/2013, p32
The article focuses on managing medically unexplained symptoms (MUS). It mentions that patients with MUS have one or more of the three symptoms such as unexplained pain, unexplained autonomic problems and unexplained neurological symptoms like fainting and pseudo-seizures. It states that doctors...
- Use of an event recorder in the decision for pacemaker implantation in a child with syncope. Verhaaren, Henri A.; Vanakker, Olivier; Coster, Van; Wolf, De; Fran�ois, Katrien; Matthys, Dirk // European Journal of Pediatrics;2002, Vol. 161 Issue 5, p267
The use of a patient-triggered and automatic event recorder is documented in a 17-month-old girl presenting with paroxysmal episodes of loss of consciousness. After pacemaker implantation, the paroxysmal attacks disappeared. Conclusion: we recommend a more frequent use of the event recorder in...
- Syncope: Initial Evaluation and Prognosis. Ebell, Mark H. // American Family Physician;10/15/2006, Vol. 74 Issue 8, p1367
The article presents information on the prognosis and initial evaluation recommended for a patient with syncope. There are two clinical risk scores have been developed and validated that can assist physicians in making progrnosis and initial evaluation. They both require electrocardiography and...