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A case of sudden cardiac arrest associated with early repolarisation
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    A case of sudden cardiac arrest: Is it truly idiopathic?

    To the editor: We read with great interest the case of a sudden cardiac arrest associated with early repolarisation by Magapu et al.1 Early repolarisation pattern on the 12-lead electrocardiogram has been linked to an increased risk of malignant arrhythmias although intense debate exists as to the causal effect, given the high frequency of such repolarisation patterns in the general and athletic population. Our experien...

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    Correct management, Incorrect rationale.

    It was with great interest and enthusiasm that we read the recent "Images in Cardiology" presentation of Drs. Magapu and Newall. Without commenting on the eventual neurologic status of their patient, resuscitated for 45 minutes, followed by a prolonged stay in the Intensive Care Unit, most likely tethered to a ventilator, they concluded that the final therapy to prevent a recurrence was the insertion of an implantable c...

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