Genomics, heart failure and sudden cardiac death

  title={Genomics, heart failure and sudden cardiac death},
  author={Dawood Darbar},
  journal={Heart Failure Reviews},
Sudden cardiac death (SCD) is among the most common causes of death in developed countries throughout the world. Despite decreased overall cardiac mortality, SCD rates appear to be increasing in concert with escalating global prevalence of coronary disease and heart failure, the two major conditions predisposing to SCD. This unfavorable trend is a consequence of our inability to identify those who will die suddenly from lethal ventricular arrhythmias and to develop effective therapies for all… CONTINUE READING