The Prevention of Sudden Death: New Perspectives

  • Savina Nodari
  • Marco Metra
  • Alessandra Manerba
  • Silvia Frattini
  • Giuseppe Seresini
  • Livio dei Cas
Conference paper


Sudden cardiac death (SCD) is unexpected natural death due to cardiac causes, and includes the abrupt loss of consciousness within 1 h from the onset of acute symptoms, with or without preexisting heart disease. It is very difficult to evaluate the exact incidence of SCD because the concept of “sudden events” has not been precisely defined [1].


Heart Rate Variability Sudden Death Sudden Cardiac Death PUFA Intake European Heart Rhythm Association 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Savina Nodari
    • 1
  • Marco Metra
    • 1
  • Alessandra Manerba
    • 1
  • Silvia Frattini
    • 1
  • Giuseppe Seresini
    • 1
  • Livio dei Cas
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Cardiology, Spedali CiviliUniversity of BresciaBresciaItaly

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