Syncope: evaluation and management in the geriatric patient.
Clin Geriatr Med. 2012 Nov;28(4):717-28
Authors: Grubb BP, Karabin B
Syncope is a common clinical problem accounting for 3% of all emergency room visits and 1% to 6% of all hospital admissions. Both a sign and a symptom, syncope can be caused by a wide variety of conditions. Syncope in the geriatric patient can be a particularly challenging problem because of the coexistence of multiple possible causative pathologic conditions in the same individual. This article reviews the causes, evaluation, and management of syncope in the elderly.
PMID: 23101580 [PubMed - in process]