Journal Article

Acute ischaemia as a trigger of sudden cardiac death

Kristian Thygesen and Barry F Uretsky

in European Heart Journal Supplements

Published on behalf of European Society of Cardiology

Volume 6, issue suppl_D, pages D88-D90
Published in print August 2004 | ISSN: 1520-765X
Published online August 2004 | e-ISSN: 1554-2815 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ehjsup.2004.05.006
Acute ischaemia as a trigger of sudden cardiac death

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Sudden cardiac death remains a major mode of exitus in the general population but its mechanisms are incompletely clarified. Several triggers of sudden death have been described. Acute myocardial ischaemia from sudden worsening of coronary artery disease may be one of the most important. This review discusses current concepts regarding ischaemia as the trigger of sudden cardiac death.

Keywords: Sudden cardiac death; Coronary artery disease; Ischaemia; Heart failure

Journal Article.  1834 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine

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