Sudden cardiac death during exercise in patients with congenital heart disease: the exercise paradox and the challenge of appropriate counselling.

@article{Diller2016SuddenCD,
  title={Sudden cardiac death during exercise in patients with congenital heart disease: the exercise paradox and the challenge of appropriate counselling.},
  author={Gerhard-Paul Diller and Helmut Baumgartner},
  journal={European heart journal},
  year={2016},
  volume={37 7},
  pages={627-9}
}
The population of patients with congenital heart disease (CHD) is growing rapidly. It is well appreciated by congenital cardiologists that the majority of CHD patients are not cured, and sequelae as well as late complications are prevalent. One of the major causes of mortality in this population is sudden, mostly arrhythmic, death. While not being the leading cause of mortality in the majority of CHD subgroups, sudden cardiac death (SCD) remains a particularly emotive subject inducing profound… CONTINUE READING
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