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Clinical Approach to Sudden Cardiac Death Syndromes

  • Ramon Brugada

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Sudden Unexplained Death

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Sumeet S. Chugh, Carmen Teodorescu, Audrey Evanado, Kyndaron Reinier
      Pages 3-6
    3. Carl E. Hunt, Fern R. Hauck
      Pages 7-21
  3. Arrhythmias and sudden cardiac death. The initial investigation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 24-24
    2. Carlos A. Morillo, Víctor Expósito-García
      Pages 25-35
    3. Eduard Guasch, Lluís Mont
      Pages 57-72
    4. Andres Perez-Riera
      Pages 73-90
    5. Antonio Oliva, Vincenzo L. Pascali
      Pages 91-110
  4. Cardiac genetic syndromes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 111-111
    2. Marie-Pierre Dubé, John Rioux
      Pages 113-120
    3. Ramon Brugada, Oscar Campuzano
      Pages 121-129
    4. Begoña Benito, Ramon Brugada, Josep Brugada, Pedro Brugada
      Pages 131-148
    5. Christian Wolpert, Christian Veltmann, Rainer Schimpf, Martin Borggrefe
      Pages 149-156
    6. M. Juhani Junttila, Olli Anttonen, Heikki V. Huikuri
      Pages 157-162
    7. Michela Bevilacqua, Federico Migliore, Cristina Basso, Gaetano Thiene, Domenico Corrado
      Pages 163-171
    8. Oscar Campuzano, Ramon Brugada
      Pages 173-178
    9. Michelle S. C. Khoo, Luisa Mestroni, Matthew R. G. Taylor
      Pages 179-190
    10. A. J. Marian
      Pages 191-201

About this book


Clinical cardiologists are encountering an important challenge in the care of families with inherited cardiac diseases. The majority of the inherited cardiac diseases causing sudden death express themselves at variable ages in the form of altered muscle function – for instance hypertrophic or dilated cardiomyopathy – or in the form of arrhythmias, including Brugada syndrome and long QT syndrome. Clinical and genetic research is continuously ongoing not only to identify those at risk but also to better define their level of risk. Deciding on the most appropriate clinical tests is a challenge in inherited diseases. It is in this situation that specialized clinical-genetic clinics have appeared to provide a complete assessment of patients and family members. The clinicians in the community, faced with a growing number of questions and doubts in the caring of these individuals, are increasingly using the expertise of these centers to address the clinical decisions in their patients.

Clinical Approach to Sudden Cardiac Death Syndromes details the main guidelines to clinicians on how to approach the patients and family members with an inherited disease. It also includes an in-depth review of what is currently available to assist in the diagnosis, prevention and risk stratification in sudden cardiac death. This book is therefore an essential reference for all cardiologists and electrophysiologists, but also this will be important reading for general practice physicians who may be responsible for the identification of families at risk.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Ramon Brugada
    • 1
  1. 1.Masonic Medical Research LaboratoryUticaU.S.A.

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From the reviews: “This is a comprehensive review of the sudden cardiac death syndrome. … It is appropriate for students, allied health personnel, physicians in training, and clinicians in practice. … The comprehensive genetics review, the screening of athletes, and the ‘electrocardiograms not to miss’ chapters are excellent. … clinically relevant resource on sudden cardiac death syndrome, an area currently suffering from a paucity of scientific evidence.” (Lior Shamai, Doody’s Review Service, May, 2010)