Canadian Syncope Risk Score (CSRS) Calculator

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Canadian Syncope Risk Score (CSRS)

Risk stratification is an integral part of the management of syncope. This risk makes it possible to decide between patients who require hospitalization for telemetry and those who are less at risk of complications and who can return home. If the initial assessment does not identify an etiology for syncope, the patient's risk can be assessed using the Canadian Syncope Risk Score. If no serious medical condition is found during the patient's assessment and it is characterized by a low risk (score between -3 and 0), the patient can be discharged without follow-up. Patients at medium risk (score between 1 and 3) may be referred and followed up on an outpatient basis depending on the severity of the suspected underlying medical condition. Finally, patients at high risk (score of at least 4) may benefit from a brief hospitalization.

Syncope (temporary loss of consciousness)

In an attempt to help health professionals standardize this assessment, Canadian researchers collected and then analyzed data from 4,000 patients consulting in the emergency room of 6 hospitals, also looking for serious health events occurring within 30 days. following discharge from the emergency room.
 
This analysis enabled them to develop a risk assessment tool based on 9 questions using data usually taken into account by health professionals.

Its effectiveness remains to be confirmed by other experiments carried out by doctors who did not participate in its development.