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A case of sudden cardiac arrest: is it truly idiopathic?
  1. Michael Papadakis,
  2. Sanjay Sharma
  1. King's College Hospital and University Hospital Lewisham, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to Michael Papadakis, King's College Hospital and University Hospital Lewisham, Denmark Hill, London SE5 9RS, UK; mihalispapadakis{at}

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To the editor: We read with great interest the case of a sudden cardiac arrest associated with early repolarisation by Magapu and Newall.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 experience with screening of young athletes in the …

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