Frequency of sudden cardiac death and profiles of risk.

  title={Frequency of sudden cardiac death and profiles of risk.},
  author={Robert Jerome Myerburg and Alberto Interian and Ricardo Mitrani and Kenneth M. Kessler and Agustin Castellanos},
  journal={The American journal of cardiology},
  volume={80 5B},
The epidemiology of ventricular tachycardia/fibrillation (VT/VF) and sudden cardiac death (SCD) must be explored from multiple aspects, each of which contributes insights into the problem and no one of which exerts exclusive dominance for preventive or therapeutic strategies. These include: (1) population dynamics, using conventional epidemiologic approaches; (2) risk as a function of time from an index event; (3) conditioning risk factors, based on the presence of underlying disease states; (4… CONTINUE READING

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