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How to diagnose the cause of sudden cardiac arrest.
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PMID:  21432834     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
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).
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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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cardiology journal     Volume:  18     ISSN:  1897-5593     ISO Abbreviation:  Cardiol J     Publication Date:  2011  
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Created Date:  2011-03-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101392712     Medline TA:  Cardiol J     Country:  Poland    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  210-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
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