Cardiomegaly is a common arrhythmogenic substrate in adult sudden cardiac deaths, and is associated with obesity

  title={Cardiomegaly is a common arrhythmogenic substrate in adult sudden cardiac deaths, and is associated with obesity},
  author={Fabio Tavora and Y. Zhang and M. Zhang and L. Li and M. Ripple and D. Fowler and A. Burke},
  • Fabio Tavora, Y. Zhang, +4 authors A. Burke
  • Published 2012
  • Medicine
  • Pathology
  • Background: Both coronary artery disease (CAD) and cardiomyopathy may present with sudden cardiac death (SCD). It is generally accepted that CAD is the most common cause of SCD in adults, but the frequency of cardiomegaly as a primary or contributing cause is less known. Methods: We retrospectively studied the cardiac findings of all cases of adult SCD attributed to cardiomegaly, severe atherosclerosis, or both, in the absence of specific cardiomyopathy. Association between findings and risk… CONTINUE READING
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