Tag: sudden cardiac death

1. In this study of White and African American adults who had unexplained sudden cardiac death, nearly 20% of individuals had pathogenic or likely pathogenic variants consistent with inherited cardiomyopathies or arrhythmia syndromes, despite having normal cardiac findings. 2. These findings suggest that genetic testing could play a greater role...
1. Cardiac arrest or death occurring during triathlons are not uncommon, and most of these incidences have happened in men who were middle-aged or older. 2. Most sudden deaths occurred during the swim portion of the triathlon, and asymptomatic cardiovascular disease was present in 44% of cases with an available...
1. In a large number of cases, the underlying etiology of sudden cardiac death (SCD) affecting children and young adults remains elusive despite comprehensive autopsy efforts. 2. In this prospectively collected, population-based case series of 490 cases of SCD in Australia and New Zealand, 40% of cases were unexplained by...
1. Amongst a group of 517 patients in San Francisco, CA who suffered from sudden cardiac death between 2011 and 2013, 22 had cardiac implantable electronic devices (CEIDs). More than half of these were thought to be from ventricular tachycardia or ventricular fibrillation. 2. Of the total number of deaths...
1. Preparticipation physical evaluations (PPE) were required for students to engage in sports programs in 49 states of the country, but only 19 states (37%) required use of the most updated evaluation form. 2. On average, states addressed only 58% or 7 of the 12 items on the updated physical...