[Genetic arrhythmias and gender].

@article{Biernacka2014GeneticAA,
  title={[Genetic arrhythmias and gender].},
  author={Elżbieta Katarzyna Biernacka},
  journal={Przeglad lekarski},
  year={2014},
  volume={71 3},
  pages={139-41}
}
Sex differences in the incidence and risk of cardiac arrhythmias are well known. Men have higher incidence of sudden cardiac death, ventricular fibrillation and atrial fibrillation, whereas women are more susceptible to ventricular arrhythmias due to QT prolongation. Sex is one of the most important risk factors of sudden cardiac death in several inherited arrhythmic disorders (male sex in Brugada syndrome and catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia, female sex in long QT syndrome… CONTINUE READING