How does the prognosis of cardiac syncope compare to noncardiac syncope?

Updated: Jan 13, 2017
  • Author: Rumm Morag, MD, FACEP; Chief Editor: Erik D Schraga, MD  more...
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Patients with cardiac syncope appear to do worse than patients with noncardiac syncope. Soteriades et al followed 7814 patients with syncope for 17 years and found a higher mortality for patients with cardiac syncope than for those with noncardiac syncope. [14]  Suzuki et al studied 912 patients with syncope for an average of 3 years and found the same result. [15]


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