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November 24, 2015

Green-light for some athletes with CVD to compete

For the first time, joint recommendations may permit participation in competitive sports for some athletes diagnosed with a specific type of arrhythmia, and for others with implanted rhythm devices according to a joint statement from the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology.1

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September 30, 2015

CPR should continue for at least 35 minutes

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest should be conducted for at least 35 minutes, according to research presented recently at the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Congress 2015.1 The study in more than 17,000 patients found that nearly all survivals were achieved within 35 minutes and longer CPR achieved little benefit.

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May 28, 2014

Sudden cardiac death in children: case for screening grows stronger

More than half of all victims of sudden cardiac death in children (SCDc) – defined as SCD in those 1–18 years old – experienced antecedent and/or prodromal symptoms prior to death, according to a nationwide study published recently in the European Heart Journal.1

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October 30, 2013

Inflammation and SCD in older adults

A greater burden of inflammation in older adults (>65 years), assessed by interleukin-6 (IL6) levels, is associated with sudden cardiac death (SCD) risk beyond traditional risk factors, incident myocardial infarction, and heart failure, according to a study1 published recently in Heart Rhythm.

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December 20, 2012

Incidence of SCD in high school athletes

The risk of sudden cardiac death (SCD) is small amongst high school athletes, in the range of 1:100,000 participants, according to a study1 published recently in Heart Rhythm.

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December 20, 2012

Smoking-cessation reduces SCD

There is a strong dose-response relationship between cigarette smoking and sudden cardiac death (SCD) risk, and smoking cessation significantly reduced and eventually eliminated excess SCD risk, according to a study1 published recently in Circulation: Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology.

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October 19, 2012

Sudden death less likely in exercise related cardiac arrests

People who have a cardiac arrest during or shortly after exercise are three times more likely to survive than those who have a cardiac arrest that is not exercise related, according to research presented recently at the Munich ESC Congress 2012.

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April 6, 2011

Sudden Death In Athletes Unchecked By ECG Screening

Mandatory electrocardiographic (ECG) screening of athletes prior to competition is ineffective as a precaution against sudden death, according to a study1 published recently in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

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January 20, 2010

Spanish study reveals sudden death in cocaine abusers

Forensic pathologists have shown that over three per cent of all sudden deaths in south-west Spain are related to the use of cocaine. They believe their findings can be extrapolated to much of the rest of Europe, indicating that cocaine use is a growing public health problem in Europe and that there is no such thing as “safe” recreational use of small amounts of the drug.


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November 10, 2009

Call for post-mortem genetic testing to become routine in cases of sudden death

At a meeting on Sudden Cardiac Death (SCD) at the Royal Society of Medicine, sponsored by Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY), doctors have called for coroners to routinely request consent from relatives to allow small amounts of tissue to be retained from young people (under 35 year olds) who die suddenly from heart disease or without explanation.

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