When it comes to assessment of syncope, unnecessary and cost-ineffective testing remains an unfortunate feature of current clinical practice. Guidelines offer physicians the help they need to achieve diagnostic goals in a more efficient manner. Despite certain criticisms noted earlier, the findings of Bartoletti and co-workers7 and Brignole et al.8 are important stepping-stones towards validating the utility of the ESC Syncope Guidelines and encouraging their universal application.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||European heart journal|
|State||Published - Jan 2006|