The Routine ECG as a Marker of Sudden Cardiac Death

  • Luigi de Ambroggi
Conference paper


The incidence of sudden cardiac death (SCD) in industrialized countries is around 1 per 1,000 inhabitants per year, thus representing a major public health problem [1]. In the majority of cases, SCD occurs in the presence of coronary artery disease, and in about 10% of cases it is associated with arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathies or with primary electrical defect in the absence of cardiac structural abnormalities.


Sudden Cardiac Death Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy Brugada Syndrome Right Bundle Branch Block Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Dysplasia 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Luigi de Ambroggi
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  1. 1.Division of Cardiology, IRCCS Policlinico San DonatoUniversity of MilanSan Donato Milanese (MI)Italy

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