Tag Archive: sudden cardiac death (SCD)

Jul 07

Men are at greater risk of sudden cardiac death than women

Results from the long-running Framingham Heart Study published June 29, 2016 in the Journal of the American Heart Association says that men have at least twice the risk of dying from sudden cardiac death (SCD) than women, at all ages. Those with greater aggregate risk factor burden, or blood pressure level alone had a higher …

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Apr 27

recommends skipping sudden cardiac death screening in young athletes

A new review of the literature published in the BMJ says that screening young athletes with physical examination, history taking, and resting ECG to prevent sudden cardiac death (SCD) should be abandoned. Pre-participation screening induces harm because of the high number of false positive results leading to temporary or lifelong disqualification from competitive sports, psychological …

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