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Unusual sudden death.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6537674     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
In contrast to usual sudden death seen in the course of coronary artery disease, individuals dying suddenly from other causes form a complex array of situations. In some the causes are readily identifiable. No simple pattern is available to identify the potential candidate, but on review of the many causes some moves by the physician may be helpful. For example, a more complete physical evaluation of young individuals participating in competitive athletics is in order. This is particularly true if the athlete reports an episode of unexplained syncope. This may well be the warning of a propensity towards sudden death under physical and emotional stress. Knowledge of the specific problems in underwater swimming and diving, in high altitude exposure and in various circumstances such as certain weight reduction diets and industrial exposures may lead to control of some types of unusual sudden death. Clearly, more studies are needed to give answers in so called crib death. As the incidence of usual sudden death falls, these unusual forms of sudden death will represent a more important fraction of sudden death in general.
Authors:
J V Warren
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Transactions of the American Clinical and Climatological Association     Volume:  96     ISSN:  0065-7778     ISO Abbreviation:  Trans. Am. Clin. Climatol. Assoc.     Publication Date:  1985  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-09-27     Completed Date:  1985-09-27     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7507559     Medline TA:  Trans Am Clin Climatol Assoc     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  120-30     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Accidents, Occupational
Airway Obstruction / mortality
Alcoholism / mortality
Cardiomyopathies / mortality
Coronary Vessel Anomalies / mortality
Death, Sudden*
Diet, Reducing
Drowning
Humans
Infant
Physical Exertion
Stress, Psychological / mortality
Substance-Related Disorders / mortality
Sudden Infant Death*
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