Sudden cardiac death with normal heart: molecular autopsy.

  title={Sudden cardiac death with normal heart: molecular autopsy.},
  author={Cristina Basso and Elisa Carturan and Kalliopi Pilichou and Stefania Rizzo and Domenico Corrado and Gaetano Thiene},
  journal={Cardiovascular pathology : the official journal of the Society for Cardiovascular Pathology},
  volume={19 6},
Several culprits may be identified at postmortem in sudden death (SD) victims, including coronary artery, myocardial, valve, conduction system, and congenital heart diseases. However, particularly in young people, the heart can be found grossly and histologically normal in a not-so-minor amount of cases (the so-called unexplained SD or "mors sine materia") and inherited ion channel diseases are implicated (long and short QT syndromes, Brugada syndrome, and catecholaminergic polymorphic… CONTINUE READING
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