Article Text

other Versions

Download PDFPDF
Asymptomatic 43-year-old man with family history of sudden death
  1. Juan Jiménez-Jáimez,
  2. Miguel Álvarez López,
  3. Luis Tercedor Sánchez
  1. Arrhythmias Unit, Granada University Hospitals, Granada Institute of Biohealth Research, Granada, Spain
  1. Correspondence to Dr Juan Jiménez Jáimez, Servicio de Cardiología, Hospital Universitario Virgen de las Nieves. Avda de las Fuerzas Armadas 2, Granada, 18014 Spain; jimenez.jaimez{at}

Statistics from

Request Permissions

If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.

Clinical introduction

A 43-year-old man was evaluated in our arrhythmia and sudden arrhythmic death clinic because of his brother’s sudden cardiac death (SCD) at the age of 41 years. The deceased had not presented syncopal attacks nor chest pain before, and died suddenly while resting after a whole day of driving a truck. Postmortem examination was unrevealing for anatomical pathology, suggesting sudden arrhythmic death syndrome. A 12-lead ECG was recovered from the dead proband, which was unremarkable with a QTc interval of 430 ms. No DNA was available for genetic purposes.

Our patient was …

View Full Text


  • Competing interests None.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.