Clinical characteristics of unexplained sudden cardiac death in Korea.

  title={Clinical characteristics of unexplained sudden cardiac death in Korea.},
  author={J G Cho and Hyung Wook Park and Jae Young Rhew and Seung Ruyl Lee and W K Chung and Ok Young Park and Won-Keun Kim and Kun Ha Kim and Kyung Tae Kang and Sang Hoon Lee and Nam Ho Kim and Young keun Ahn and Myung Ho Jeong and Jong Chun Park and John C Kang},
  journal={Japanese circulation journal},
  volume={65 1},
In Western countries, sudden cardiac death (SCD) is closely related to coronary artery disease, but in Korea the clinical characteristics of SCD are not well determined. Over a 4-year period (June 1995 to May 1999), 186 cases of SCD, ranging in age from 16 to 75 years, were admitted to the Chonnam National University Hospital. In 82 (44.1%) of these, neither symptoms nor evidence of structural heart disease was found and so their clinical characteristics were investigated. There were 66 (80.5… CONTINUE READING