Archive - Oct 3, 2011

Archive - Oct 3, 2011


Alcohol Intake and Obesity Among Significant Cause of Sudden Cardiac Death Independent of Coronary Artery Disease

New population-based study published in HeartRhythm analyzes age-specific causes of sudden death in more than 2,600 victims

WASHINGTON, October 3, 2011 — New study results reveal underlying causes of nonischemic sudden cardiac death (SCD) – those causes not related to coronary artery disease (CAD) – including alcohol, obesity and myocardial fibrosis.

The study, published in the October edition of HeartRhythm, the official journal of the Heart Rhythm Society, also reinforces CAD as one of the most prevalent causes of SCD in the general population. Furthermore, the results establish specific causes of nonischemic SCD in different age groups, including people under the age of 40.

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