Sudden cardiac death: a diversity of causes with focus on atherosclerotic coronary artery disease.

@article{Roberts1990SuddenCD,
  title={Sudden cardiac death: a diversity of causes with focus on atherosclerotic coronary artery disease.},
  author={William Clifford Roberts},
  journal={The American journal of cardiology},
  year={1990},
  volume={65 4},
  pages={
          13B-19B
        }
}
There are many causes of sudden cardiac death, and the younger the patient the more diverse the cause. Among persons dying suddenly in the Western World atherosclerotic coronary artery disease is the most common. This group might best be called atherosclerotic sudden coronary death. This article summarizes a previously published necropsy study by Warnes and Roberts of 70 victims aged 22 to 81 years (mean 50) of sudden coronary death. Of 3,484 five-mm coronary segments examined (mean 50 per… CONTINUE READING

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