Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest: getting beyond the tip of the iceberg.

@article{Ilkhanoff2012OutofhospitalCA,
  title={Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest: getting beyond the tip of the iceberg.},
  author={Leonard Ilkhanoff and Jeffrey J. Goldberger},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={2012},
  volume={126 7},
  pages={793-6}
}
Sudden Cardiac Death: The Scope Sudden cardiac death (SCD), which is responsible for approximately 300 000 deaths in the United States, refers to an unexpected death from a cardiovascular cause in a person with or without preexisting heart disease. Most studies include cases that are associated with death occurring within 1 hour of an acute change in clinical status or an unexpected death that occurred within the previous 24 hours,1 but this definition is not specific for sudden arrhythmic… CONTINUE READING

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