Tag: syncope

1. Based on this retrospective cohort study from multiple countries, the prevalence of pulmonary embolism among patients presenting to the emergency department (ED) with syncope was low at <1%. 2. Given the low probability of pulmonary embolism in patients with syncope, adopting a routine protocol for excluding PE in these...
1. In this prospective cohort study, measurements of orthostatic hypotension within one minute of standing were associated with higher odds of history of dizziness and higher rates of fracture, syncope, and death. 2. Contrary to existing belief and clinical practice, measurements done after one minute were not associated with history...
1. Pulmonary embolism was found in 17.3% of patients admitted for first episodes of syncope. 2. For admitted patients with no alternative explanation for syncope, 25.4% (52/205) were found to have a pulmonary embolus. Evidence Rating: 2 (Good) Study Rundown: Syncope is a short term loss of consciousness due to lack of...
1. Based on a Danish cohort study, a prior diagnosis of syncope was associated with nearly double the incidence of a motor vehicle crash (MVC) compared to the general population. 2. Increased risk of MVC remained constant throughout follow-up and was not different for those with recurrent syncope. There was...
Image: PD 1. Medical emergencies occur at a rate of approximately 16 emergencies per one million passengers; the most common of which are syncope, respiratory symptoms, or nausea/vomiting.  2.  Approximately one third of in-flight medical emergencies are resolved entirely before the flight lands.  The death rate of all in-flight medical emergencies...