An epidemiologic and histopathological study of sudden cardiac death in Osaka Medical Examiner's Office.

@article{Matoba1989AnEA,
  title={An epidemiologic and histopathological study of sudden cardiac death in Osaka Medical Examiner's Office.},
  author={Ryoji Matoba and I. Shikata and Kazuhiro Iwai and Shohei Onishi and Noboru Fujitani and Katsuya Yoshida and Akimasa Kouno},
  journal={Japanese circulation journal},
  year={1989},
  volume={53 12},
  pages={1581-8}
}
From 1982 to 1986, 1230 sudden death cases were autopsied in Osaka Medical Examiner's Office. Among them, 810 cases were sudden cardiac deaths (SCD) including coronary heart disease (77%), cardiomyopathy (7%), valvular disease (3%). All SCD cases were dead within 24 hours of the appearance of the fatal symptoms, and most of them (72%) were considered instantaneous death. Many of the fatal symptoms began in bed (31%), at bath (17%), at toilet (8%), or at work (8%). Thirty-four percent of them… CONTINUE READING