Fast Five Quiz: Sudden Cardiac Death

March 27, 2023

SCD in younger individuals is rare and often related to undetected or undiagnosed heart conditions. The most common cause is hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Other causes include heart rhythm disorders (eg, long-QT syndrome, Brugada syndrome, Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome), commotio cordis, and congenital defects. Among adults, coronary artery disease is the most common cause, accounting for as much as 80% of all cases.

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