Search Tag: Sudden cardiac death (SCD)

Cardiology Management

SMI-Associated Sudden Cardiac Death

2019 25 Jul

A study published in JAMA Cardiology aimed to measure the prevalence of silent myocardial infarction (SMI) in patients that have had a sudden cardiac death (SCD) with no other history of coronary artery disease (CAD).  SCD is responsible for 50% of cardiac deaths, with CAD being the most common cause. As SCD is usually the first occurrence of any... Read more

Cardiology Management

Novel SCD-screening Protocol Offers Advantages Over AHA Recommendations

2016 03 Oct

A new screening protocol for identifying young competitive athletes (YCAs) at risk of sudden cardiac death (SCD) has been shown to offer advantages over the recommendations of American Heart Association (AHA), as its false-positive rate is less than half that of the AHA protocol. The study, carried out by researchers at the University of British Columbia,... Read more