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Post-mortem echocardiography as a guide to cardiac autopsy-a worthwhile concept?
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PMID:  20859531     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Sudden and unexpected death in the young is a common and worldwide problem. Sudden, unexpected death in infancy (SUDI), clinically unexpected death in an infant between one week and one year of age, affects around 1 in 1000 infants. Autopsy will reveal a specific cause of death in only one third of cases. This has led to various ancillary examinations in an effort to increase the diagnostic yield of the autopsy.In this case report it is suggested that another diagnostic modality, that of the post-mortem echocardiogram might be a worthwhile concept to explore.
J Ker; L Du Toit-Prinsloo; Wfp Van Heerden; G Saayman
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Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-07-23
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical Medicine Insights. Cardiology     Volume:  4     ISSN:  1179-5468     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Med Insights Cardiol     Publication Date:  2010  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-09-22     Completed Date:  2011-07-14     Revised Date:  2013-05-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101525768     Medline TA:  Clin Med Insights Cardiol     Country:  New Zealand    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  59-61     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Physiology, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa.
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