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Diagnosis and characteristics of syncope in older patients referred to geriatric departments.

Authors
  • Ungar, Andrea
  • Mussi, Chiara
  • Del Rosso, Attilio
  • Noro, Gabriele
  • Abete, Pasquale
  • Ghirelli, Loredana
  • Cellai, Tommaso
  • Landi, Annalisa
  • Salvioli, Gianfranco
  • Rengo, Franco
  • Marchionni, Niccolò
  • Masotti, Giulio
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
Publication Date
Oct 01, 2006
Volume
54
Issue
10
Pages
1531–1536
Identifiers
PMID: 17038070
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The protocol is applicable even beyond the age of 90 in geriatric departments. The standardized protocol is associated with a reduction in the frequency of unexplained syncope to about 10%.

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