UMEM Educational Pearls

Category: Geriatrics

Title: Falls in the Elderly (Submitted by Amal Mattu, MD)

Keywords: arrhythmia, syncope, fall (PubMed Search)

Posted: 9/4/2017 by Danya Khoujah, MBBS (Updated: 9/26/2017)
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20% of unexplained falls in the elderly can be attributed to an arrhythmia.

References

Bhangu J, McMahon CG, Hall P, et al. Long-term cardiac monitoring in older adults with unexplained falls and syncope. Heart 2016;102:681-686.