Scope and nature of sudden cardiac death before age 40 in Ontario: a report from the cardiac death advisory committee of the office of the chief coroner.

@article{Pilmer2013ScopeAN,
  title={Scope and nature of sudden cardiac death before age 40 in Ontario: a report from the cardiac death advisory committee of the office of the chief coroner.},
  author={Caileigh M Pilmer and Bonita Porter and Joel A. Kirsh and Audrey L. Hicks and Norman Gledhill and Veronica K. Jamnik and Brent E. Faught and Doris Hildebrandt and Neil McCartney and Robert M. Gow and Jack P. Goodman and Andrew D. Krahn},
  journal={Heart rhythm},
  year={2013},
  volume={10 4},
  pages={517-23}
}
BACKGROUND Understanding sudden cardiac death in the young may inform prevention strategies. OBJECTIVE To determine the scope and nature of sudden death in a geographically defined population. METHODS We performed a retrospective population-based cohort study in Ontario, Canada, of all sudden cardiac death cases involving persons aged 2-40 years identified from the 2008 comprehensive Coroner database. Of 1741 Coroner's cases, 376 were considered potential sudden cardiac death cases and… CONTINUE READING