Sudden Unexpected Death in Alcohol Misuse—An Unrecognized Public Health Issue?

@inproceedings{Templeton2009SuddenUD,
  title={Sudden Unexpected Death in Alcohol Misuse—An Unrecognized Public Health Issue?},
  author={Alexa H. Templeton and Karen L. Carter and Nick Sheron and Patrick John Gallagher and Clare Verrill},
  booktitle={International journal of environmental research and public health},
  year={2009}
}
Sudden arrhythmic cardiac death can occur in chronic misusers of alcohol. The only findings at post mortem are fatty liver and a negative or low blood alcohol. This is an under-recognized entity. Coroner's post mortems in a typical UK city were studied. Seven out of 1,292 (0.5%) post mortems were deemed to have died of alcohol associated arrhythmic death. Applying this study to the UK as a whole, alcohol related arrhythmic death or as we have termed it SUDAM (Sudden Unexpected Death in Alcohol… CONTINUE READING
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