Who Should be Evaluated and Treated in Hospital, and Who Can be Managed as an Outpatient?

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Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Evaluation and Treatment of Syncope
Subtitle of host publicationA Handbook for Clinical Practice: Second Edition
PublisherJohn Wiley and Sons
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)1405140305, 9781405140300
StatePublished - May 5 2009


  • Decision to hospitalize a patient with syncope for diagnostic evaluation - depending on short-term mortality risk
  • High-grade AV block, preexcitation syndromes, arrhythmogenic RV cardiomyopathy (ARVD), long QT syndrome (LQTS), Brugada syndrome, short QT syndrome - ECG abnormalities
  • Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM)
  • Implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs)
  • Life-threatening cardiac syncope
  • Risk stratification - determines if hospitalization is prudent
  • Secondary issues of importance
  • Short-term morbidity risk
  • Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome

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