Special Issue "Syncope in the Emergency Department"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 May 2021).
Interests: syncope; risk stratification; cardiovascular autonomic disorders; machine learning; evidence-based medicine
Interests: syncope; prognostic studies; risk stratification; evidence-based medicine; meta-analyses; critical appraisal
Interests: syncope; clinical epidemiology; diagnostic and prognostic studies; point-of-care ultrasound; evidence-based medicine
The management of syncope is often a challenging process for emergency physicians. Although the patient’s history, physical exam, vital signs and 12-lead electrocardiogram may lead to an etiological diagnosis in up to 50% of patients, a high percentage of them still remain undiagnosed even after a complete work up. Due to such diagnostic uncertainty and to the fear of major events in the short term, between 13% and 83% of those patients are admitted to the hospital. In most of the cases, the hospital stay does not improve diagnostic yield and leads to a significant waste of economic resources. To date, all the stratification tools developed in the last 15 years have not performed better than the physician’s clinical judgment in recognizing syncope patients at high risk for short-term adverse events.
The implementation of new management strategies and the use of new technologies could lead to the personalization and optimization of patients' diagnostic/therapeutic processes, ultimately improving the outcomes, reducing inappropriate hospitalizations and overall health care costs.
The aim of the present Special Issue is to collect reviews and original research articles that will provide practical updates and future perspectives about the management of syncope in the Emergency Department.
Dr. Franca Dipaola
Dr. Monica Solbiati
Dr. Emanuele Pivetta
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- Emergency Department
- Risk stratification
- Syncope unit
- ECG monitoring
- Cardiac arrhythmias
- Artificial intelligence