How Should We Approach Syncope in the Emergency Department? Current Perspectives

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Çanakçı M. E., Sevik Ö. E., Acar N.

Open Access Emergency Medicine, vol.14, no.14, pp.299-309, 2022 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 14 Issue: 14
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.2147/oaem.s247023
  • Journal Name: Open Access Emergency Medicine
  • Page Numbers: pp.299-309
  • Keywords: syncope, emergency department, high risk, HEAD CT SCANS, PROLONGATION, GUIDELINES, DIAGNOSIS, YIELD, RISK
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated: Yes


Syncope is a clinical picture that can affect all age groups and has an important place in admissions to the emergency department. There is an important diagnostic challenge in cases where there are different clinical presentations and patients cannot express the situation clearly. Although the emergency department facilities for the diagnosis of syncope are limited, the diagnosis of many patients can be differentiated from life-threatening conditions with a detailed history and physical examination. High-risk patients should be identified and directed for definitive treatment by emergency medicine physicians. This review contains information about the management of the syncope patient in the emergency department.