Stress and Sudden Death

  • Edward M. DwyerJr.
Part of the Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine book series (DICM, volume 62)

Abstract

Sudden death has been the subject of considerable interest throughout recorded history. Currently, the medical community’s understanding of sudden death has been heightened by our increased knowledge of the pathophysiology of coronary artery disease, gained over the past 20 years. There has been a substantial scientific effort to categorize subsets of those who die suddenly, to accurately predict those persons at risk of sudden death, to delineate those factors that trigger the event, and to develop medical approaches that provide a rapid access to treatment for those who experience sudden cardiac arrest.

Keywords

Cholesterol Obesity Depression Ischemia Cardiomyopathy 

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