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San Francisco Syncope Rule to Identify a Patient with Significant Short Term Risk

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient who has had a syncopal episode using the San Francisco Syncope Rule.

Specialty:

Neurology, Psychiatry, Ophthalmology & Otolaryngology

Objective:

risk factors

ICD-10:

R55

Description:

Quinn et al developed the San Francisco Syncope Rule to identify patients who come to the Emergency Department with syncope who have a significant risk for an adverse short-term outcome. This can help identify those patients who may benefit from additional testing or a period of observation. The authors are from the University of California San Francisco and the University of Ottawa.

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