In this large retrospective analysis of patients discharged from the ED with syncope, 30 day mortality was independently associated with older age (>60), CHF, seizures, diabetes, and dementia. Close follow up is advised when discharging patients with syncope and these risk factors (abstract)
Dr. Scheurer is a clinical hospitalist and the Medical Director of Quality and Safety at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina, and is Assistant Professor of Medicine. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, completed her residency at Duke University, and completed her Masters in Clinical Research at the Medical University of South Carolina. She also serves as the Web Editor and Physician Advisor for the Society of Hospital Medicine.