Sudden cardiac death in the young (5-39 years) in the canton of Vaud, Switzerland

@inproceedings{Hofer2014SuddenCD,
  title={Sudden cardiac death in the young (5-39 years) in the canton of Vaud, Switzerland},
  author={Fanny Hofer and Florence Fellmann and Juerg Schlaepfer and Katarzyna Michaud},
  booktitle={BMC cardiovascular disorders},
  year={2014}
}
BACKGROUND Sudden cardiac death (SCD) among the young is a rare and devastating event, but its exact incidence in many countries remains unknown. An autopsy is recommended in every case because some of the cardiac pathologies may have a genetic origin, which can have an impact on the living family members. The aims of this retrospective study completed in the canton of Vaud, Switzerland were to determine both the incidence of SCD and the autopsy rate for individuals from 5 to 39 years of age… CONTINUE READING

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