Journal of the Practice of Cardiovascular Sciences

: 2015  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 113--119

Sudden cardiac death

Neeraj Parakh 
 Department of Cardiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

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Dr. Neeraj Parakh
Department of Cardiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi

Sudden cardiac death is one of the most common cause of mortality worldwide. Despite significant advances in the medical science, there is little improvement in the sudden cardiac death related mortality. Coronary artery disease is the most common etiology behind sudden cardiac death, in the above 40 years population. Even in the apparently healthy population, there is a small percentage of patients dying from sudden cardiac death. Given the large denominator, this small percentage contributes to the largest burden of sudden cardiac death. Identification of this at risk group among the apparently healthy individual is a great challenge for the medical fraternity. This article looks into the causes and methods of preventing SCD and at some of the Indian data. Details of Brugada syndrome, Long QT syndrome, Genetics of SCD are discussed. Recent guidelines on many of these causes are summarised.

How to cite this article:
Parakh N. Sudden cardiac death.J Pract Cardiovasc Sci 2015;1:113-119

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Parakh N. Sudden cardiac death. J Pract Cardiovasc Sci [serial online] 2015 [cited 2022 Dec 2 ];1:113-119
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