Causes of sudden cardiac death in young Australians.

  title={Causes of sudden cardiac death in young Australians.},
  author={Alessandra Doolan and Neil I E Langlois and Christopher Semsarian},
  journal={The Medical journal of Australia},
  volume={180 3},
OBJECTIVES To determine the causes of sudden cardiac death in people aged 35 years or younger. DESIGN AND SETTING A review of all autopsies performed between 1 January 1994 and 31 December 2002 at a major Sydney forensic medicine department serving an area with over 2 million people. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Incidence of various types of cardiac disease causing sudden death in those aged <or= 35 years; proportion of deaths in which no cause was found at autopsy. RESULTS There were 10 199… CONTINUE READING


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