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Cardiovascular highlights from non-cardiology journals
  1. Hussain Contractor,
  2. James M McCabe

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Genetic analysis of sudden cardiac death in the young

Sudden cardiac death (SCD) is a rare but devastating event among children and young adults. SCD in which no obvious cause is apparent despite comprehensive toxicological and histological autopsy analysis is particularly vexing. The role of genetic testing in unexplained SCD is studied in this prospective analysis of Australians and New Zealanders 1 to 35 years old. Between 2010 and 2012 a …

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