Diagnostic yield in sudden unexplained death and aborted cardiac arrest in the young: the experience of a tertiary referral center in The Netherlands.

@article{Werf2010DiagnosticYI,
  title={Diagnostic yield in sudden unexplained death and aborted cardiac arrest in the young: the experience of a tertiary referral center in The Netherlands.},
  author={Christian van der Werf and Nynke Hofman and Hanno L. Tan and Pascal F.H.M. van Dessel and Mari{\"e}lle Alders and Allard C. van der Wal and Irene Marijke Van Langen and Arthur A. M. Wilde},
  journal={Heart rhythm},
  year={2010},
  volume={7 10},
  pages={1383-9}
}
BACKGROUND In sudden unexplained death (SUD) in the young (age 1-50 years), cardiologic and genetic examination in surviving relatives may unmask the cause of death in a significant proportion. The causes of aborted cardiac arrest (ACA) in this age group likely are similar to those in sudden cardiac death. However, there is a paucity of recent data on this topic. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to gain insight into the yield of current diagnostic strategies used in relatives of SUD… CONTINUE READING