Annotated Bibliography: The diagnostic value of history in patients with Heart Disease

Alboni, P., Brignole. M, Menozzi, C., et al. (2001). The diagnostic value of history in patients with syncope with or without heart disease. J Am Coll Cardiol; 37:1921–8.

Provide informed information about the diagnostic worth of the history in sick persons with syncope having heart disease or with no heart disease.

Allcock LM, O’Shea D. (2000). Diagnostic yield and development of a neurocardiovascular investigation unit for older adults in a district hospital. J Gerontol A Biol Sci MedSci; 55:M458–62.

Offer a comprehensive information about a study a diagnostic yield and growth of a neurocardiovascular exploration unit for the elderly people in a district hospital.

Tinetti, M. (2010). The Patient who falls. JAMA; 303(3): 258-266.

Talks about the patients who fall unintentionally in a hospital setting and offer some guidelines on how such falls can be prevented in the future. It provides some outstanding solutions on how unintentional falls can be dealt with in a hospital setting.

Benditt DG, Ermis C, Pham S, et al. (2003). Implantable diagnostic monitoring devices for evaluation of syncope, and tachy- and brady-arrhythmias. J Interv Card Electrophysiol; 9:137–44.

Talks about some gadgets that can be used to monitor the issue of syncope in patients and the effectiveness of such devises in the prevention of falls in hospitals

Braithwaite RS, Nananda F, Wong J. (2008). Estimating hip fracture mortality, morbidity and costs. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2003; 51:361–70.

Offer a comprehensive study on the estimation of the hip fracture following an unintentional fall in hospitals. It further give details on approximations of morbidity and costs incurred following hip fracture in patients who experience falls in hospitals.

Close J, Ellis M, Hooper R, et al. (2009). Prevention of falls in the elderly trial (PROFET): a randomized controlled trial. Lancet; 353:93–7.

Discuss a test on the prevention of falls within the elderly sick persons from a regulated random study. Gives details of the outcome of the trial and how it can be implemented.

Davies AJ, Steen N, Kenny RA. (2009). Carotid sinus hypersensitivity is common in older patients presenting to an accident and emergency department with unexplained falls. Age Ageing; 30:289–93.

Provided information about the frequency of the carotid sinus hypersensitivity and how it has lead to unexplained falls in the accident and emergency units. It explains how hypertension has caused falls and the strategies that have been put in place to counter the problem.

Davison J, Bond J, Dawson P, et al. (2005). Patients with recurrent falls attending Accident & Emergency benefit from multifactorial intervention – a randomized controlled trial. Age Ageing; 34:162–8.

Explains the issue of the patients with recurring falls and how the benefit from attending accident and emergency benefit from the intervention of multifactorial. It entails a random regulated experiment.

Dey AB, Stout NR, Kenny RA. (2007).Cardiovascular syncope is the most common cause of drop attacks in the elderly. PACE; 20:818–19.

Offer knowledge about the prevalence of cardiovascular and how it is the leading cause of falls within the elderly persons.

Jor, K. (2010). Reducing the Risk of Patient Harm Resulting from Falls: Toolkit for Implementing National Patient Safety Goal 9. Joint Commission Resources.

Talk about how to reduce the dangers of getting hurt in case a patient experiences an unintentional falls. It also proposes a toolkit that can be put into practice to help in patient safety.