Epidemiology and mechanisms of sudden cardiac death

Douglas P. Zipes

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Abstract

A particular challenge in preventing sudden cardiac death is our limited means of identifying individuals, rather than populations, at risk. Genetic and molecular risk factors are among the new measures currently being explored. Until effective risk recognition and stratification methods are available, general prevention - including cardioprotective therapies and the widespread availability of automatic external defibrillators - remains important.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)37A-40A
JournalCanadian Journal of Cardiology
Volume21
Issue numberSUPPL. A
StatePublished - Dec 1 2005

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Sudden Cardiac Death
Epidemiology
Defibrillators
Molecular Biology
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • Implantable defibrillator
  • Risk factors
  • Ventricular fibrillation
  • Ventricular tachycardia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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Epidemiology and mechanisms of sudden cardiac death. / Zipes, Douglas P.

In: Canadian Journal of Cardiology, Vol. 21, No. SUPPL. A, 01.12.2005, p. 37A-40A.

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Zipes, DP 2005, 'Epidemiology and mechanisms of sudden cardiac death', Canadian Journal of Cardiology, vol. 21, no. SUPPL. A, pp. 37A-40A.
Zipes, Douglas P. / Epidemiology and mechanisms of sudden cardiac death. In: Canadian Journal of Cardiology. 2005 ; Vol. 21, No. SUPPL. A. pp. 37A-40A.
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