The cardiac pathology of sudden, unexplained nocturnal death in Southeast Asian refugees.

@article{Kirschner1986TheCP,
  title={The cardiac pathology of sudden, unexplained nocturnal death in Southeast Asian refugees.},
  author={Robert H Kirschner and Friedrich A. O. Eckner and Roy C Baron},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={1986},
  volume={256 19},
  pages={2700-5}
}
Sudden death during sleep has occurred among previously healthy Southeast Asian male refugees, but routine autopsies have not determined the cause of death in any of these cases. We report the first systematic attempt to define the cardiac abnormalities associated with this syndrome. Among 18 hearts examined, 14 showed slight to significant cardiomegaly, characteristic of increased cardiac work load. The reasons for the cardiomegaly remain unexplained. Conduction system anomalies were present… CONTINUE READING
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