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Sudden Infant Death Syndrome and Long-QT Syndrome: What is Their Relationship?

  • H. Wedekind
  • G. Breithardt
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Abstract

The sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) is defined as a sudden death in appar- ently healthy infants which is unexpected from their history and in which a post- mortem examination fails to demonstrate an adequate cause of death. SIDS has a peak rate at between 2 and 3 months of life [1, 2] and is highest among premature babies and male infants.

Keywords

Potassium Channel Gene Postneonatal Mortality Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Victim Infant Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Registry Research Group 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Wedekind
    • 1
  • G. Breithardt
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Arteriosclerosis Research and Department of Cardiology/AngiologyHospital of the University of MünsterMünsterGermany

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