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Sudden death in children and young adults.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2408001     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Congenital cardiac lesions, whether unrepaired or postoperative, are among the most common diagnoses associated with sudden death in the 1- to 20-year-old range. In the general population, myocarditis, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, and coronary artery anomalies are common causes of sudden cardiac death. Within the subset of pediatric cardiology patients who have not undergone operation, patients at greatest risk of sudden death are those with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, Eisenmenger syndrome, and tetralogy of Fallot.
S W Denfield; A Garson
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric clinics of North America     Volume:  37     ISSN:  0031-3955     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr. Clin. North Am.     Publication Date:  1990 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-04-06     Completed Date:  1990-04-06     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401126     Medline TA:  Pediatr Clin North Am     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  215-31     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Lillie Frank Abercrombie Section of Cardiology, Department of Pediatrics, Texas Children's Hospital, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston.
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MeSH Terms
Aortic Rupture / complications
Aortic Valve Stenosis / complications
Arrhythmias, Cardiac / complications
Child, Preschool
Coronary Vessel Anomalies / complications
Death, Sudden / etiology*
Heart Defects, Congenital / surgery
Heart Valve Diseases / complications
Hypertension, Pulmonary / complications
Myocarditis / complications
Postoperative Complications
Preventive Medicine / methods
Tetralogy of Fallot / complications

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