How well are European Society of Cardiology (ESC) guidelines adhered to in patients with syncope?

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/125881
Title:
How well are European Society of Cardiology (ESC) guidelines adhered to in patients with syncope?
Authors:
O'Dwyer, C; Hade, D; Fan, C W; Cunningham, C; Kenny, R A
Affiliation:
Falls & Blackout Unit, St James's Hospital, James's St, Dublin 8. odwyercl@tcd.ie
Citation:
How well are European Society of Cardiology (ESC) guidelines adhered to in patients with syncope? 2010, 103 (1):11-4 Ir Med J
Journal:
Irish medical journal
Issue Date:
Jan-2010
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/125881
PubMed ID:
20222386
Abstract:
The ESC guidelines on syncope were published in 2001 and updated in 2004. Adherence to the recommendations enables early stratification of low and high risk patients and prevents unnecessary investigations and admissions. Vasovagal syncope (VVS) is the commonest cause of syncope in all age groups and a low risk condition. The study objective was to determine whether the ESC guidelines were adhered to prior to referral to a syncope unit; 100 consecutive patients with unexplained syncope (52 +/- 23 (15-91) years); 53 female. Sixty-six patients had VVS. Forty nine (75%) of patients with VVS had undergone unnecessary investigations prior to diagnosis and 31 (47%) were admitted to hospital for investigation. Research from other countries confirms that adherence to the ESC guidelines expediates accurate diagnosis, improves resource utilization and reduces health care cost. Greater awareness amongst Irish practitioners of guidelines may improve syncope management and reduce costs.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
MeSH:
Adolescent; Adult; Aged; Aged, 80 and over; Europe; Female; Guideline Adherence; Humans; Ireland; Male; Middle Aged; Practice Guidelines as Topic; Referral and Consultation; Syncope
ISSN:
0332-3102

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorO'Dwyer, Cen
dc.contributor.authorHade, Den
dc.contributor.authorFan, C Wen
dc.contributor.authorCunningham, Cen
dc.contributor.authorKenny, R Aen
dc.date.accessioned2011-03-28T14:48:42Z-
dc.date.available2011-03-28T14:48:42Z-
dc.date.issued2010-01-
dc.identifier.citationHow well are European Society of Cardiology (ESC) guidelines adhered to in patients with syncope? 2010, 103 (1):11-4 Ir Med Jen
dc.identifier.issn0332-3102-
dc.identifier.pmid20222386-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/125881-
dc.description.abstractThe ESC guidelines on syncope were published in 2001 and updated in 2004. Adherence to the recommendations enables early stratification of low and high risk patients and prevents unnecessary investigations and admissions. Vasovagal syncope (VVS) is the commonest cause of syncope in all age groups and a low risk condition. The study objective was to determine whether the ESC guidelines were adhered to prior to referral to a syncope unit; 100 consecutive patients with unexplained syncope (52 +/- 23 (15-91) years); 53 female. Sixty-six patients had VVS. Forty nine (75%) of patients with VVS had undergone unnecessary investigations prior to diagnosis and 31 (47%) were admitted to hospital for investigation. Research from other countries confirms that adherence to the ESC guidelines expediates accurate diagnosis, improves resource utilization and reduces health care cost. Greater awareness amongst Irish practitioners of guidelines may improve syncope management and reduce costs.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subject.meshAdolescent-
dc.subject.meshAdult-
dc.subject.meshAged-
dc.subject.meshAged, 80 and over-
dc.subject.meshEurope-
dc.subject.meshFemale-
dc.subject.meshGuideline Adherence-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshIreland-
dc.subject.meshMale-
dc.subject.meshMiddle Aged-
dc.subject.meshPractice Guidelines as Topic-
dc.subject.meshReferral and Consultation-
dc.subject.meshSyncope-
dc.titleHow well are European Society of Cardiology (ESC) guidelines adhered to in patients with syncope?en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentFalls & Blackout Unit, St James's Hospital, James's St, Dublin 8. odwyercl@tcd.ieen
dc.identifier.journalIrish medical journalen

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