Choosing Wisely is an initiative by the American Board of Internal Medicine that solicits evidence-based recommendations by other specialty associations to identify tests or procedures in their field which are unnecessary.  The following are a set of five recommendations that…
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Although pulmonary embolism (PE) occasionally presents with syncope, patients with syncope are infrequently assessed for PE. This prospective study from Italy studied 560 elderly adults (mean age, 76) who were hospitalized for syncope. Those excluded from the study included patients…
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Although pulmonary embolism (PE) occasionally presents with syncope, patients with syncope are infrequently assessed for PE. In this prospective study from Italy, researchers determined the prevalence of PE in 560 elderly adults (mean age, 76) who were hospitalized for their…
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