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How to diagnose the cause of sudden cardiac arrest

Hoong Sern Lim, Rajesh N. Subbiah, Peter Leong-Sit, Lorne J. Gula, Allan C. Skanes, Raymond Yee, George J. Klein, Andrew D. Krahn
Cardiol J 2011;18(2):210-216.

open access

Vol 18, No 2 (2011)
How to do
Published online: 2011-03-10
Submitted: 2013-01-14

Abstract

Sudden cardiac death or sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is defined as natural death that occurs within an hour of the onset of acute symptoms or during sleep due to a primary cardiac cause. Most cases of SCA are attributable to coronary artery disease, with occult cardiomyopathy or inheritable arrhythmic syndromes accounting for a minority of SCA. Diagnosing the cause of SCA has potential implications for the patient and the family, and demands a comprehensive approach. This review summarizes the potential causes of SCA and outlines a systematic diagnostic approach to the SCA survivor. (Cardiol J 2011; 18, 2: 210-216)

Abstract

Sudden cardiac death or sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is defined as natural death that occurs within an hour of the onset of acute symptoms or during sleep due to a primary cardiac cause. Most cases of SCA are attributable to coronary artery disease, with occult cardiomyopathy or inheritable arrhythmic syndromes accounting for a minority of SCA. Diagnosing the cause of SCA has potential implications for the patient and the family, and demands a comprehensive approach. This review summarizes the potential causes of SCA and outlines a systematic diagnostic approach to the SCA survivor. (Cardiol J 2011; 18, 2: 210-216)
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Keywords

cardiac arrest; genetics; diagnosis

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Title

How to diagnose the cause of sudden cardiac arrest

Journal

Cardiology Journal

Issue

Vol 18, No 2 (2011)

Pages

210-216

Published online

2011-03-10

Bibliographic record

Cardiol J 2011;18(2):210-216.

Keywords

cardiac arrest
genetics
diagnosis

Authors

Hoong Sern Lim
Rajesh N. Subbiah
Peter Leong-Sit
Lorne J. Gula
Allan C. Skanes
Raymond Yee
George J. Klein
Andrew D. Krahn

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