Sudden Cardiac Death: Epidemiology, Genetics and Predictive/Prevention Strategies


Pasquale Santangeli (Editor)
Palo Alto, California, USA

Series: Cardiology Research and Clinical Developments
BISAC: MED010000

Sudden cardiac death is a worldwide pandemic. Over the last years, basic and clinical research has greatly contributed to our understanding of the epidemiology, risk factors, preventive measures and therapy for sudden cardiac death. The advent of the new era of human gene discovering has clarified the genetic basis for inherited arrhythmogenic syndromes potentially leading to sudden cardiac death. Primary prevention measures against coronary artery disease have also translated into a decrease of the incidence of sudden cardiac death in adults, and the advent of implantable defibrillators has been proven to reduce mortality in patients at risk.

This book has the aim of providing a concise yet comprehensive update on the major advances in the field of epidemiology, genetics and preventive measures for sudden cardiac death. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical )

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Preface pp. i-xv

Chapter 1: Risk Factors and Prevention of Sudden Cardiac Death (Pramil Cheriyath, Mohammed Mohammed Ali and Arvin Parvathaneni, Department of Internal Medicine, Pinancle Health, Harrisburg, PA, USA)pp. 1-14

Chapter 2: Identifying Asymptomatic High-Risk Channelopathy Patients and the Role for Invasive Primary Prevention Therapies
(Justin Cole and Manoj Obeyesekere, Department of Cardiology, Northern Health, Victoria, Australia and others) pp. 15-44

Chapter 3: Genetics of Channelopathies Associated to Sudden Cardiac Death
(Oscar Campuzano, Catarina Allegue, Georgia Sarquella-Brugada and Ramon Brugada, Cardiovascular Genetics Center, University of Girona – IdIBGi, Girona, Spain and others)pp. 45-66

Chapter 4: Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy and Sudden Cardiac Death: Molecular Genetics Aspects
(Eliecer Coto, Juan Gómez, Diego León and Julián Rodríguez-Reguero, Laboratorio de Genética Molecular, Hospital Universitario Central de Asturias, Oviedo, Spain and others)pp. 67-92
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Chapter 5: Epidemiologic Aspect of the Commotio Cordis: A Review of the Literature
(P.M. Brun, M. Peyrol, C. Deniel, H. Chenaitia, J. Bessereau and L. Bonello, Prehospital Emergency Medical Services of Marine Fire Battalion, Marseille, France and others) pp. 93-102

Chapter 6: Value and Limitations of Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator
(Antonio Curnis, Mohamed Elmaghawry, Enrico Vizzardi, Antonio D’Aloia, Alessandro Lipari, Francesca Vassanelli, Carlo Pagnoni, A. Raweh, Francesca Salghetti, Manuel Cerini and Luca Bontempi, Department and Chair of Cardiology, University and Civili Hospital of Brescia, Brescia, Italy and others)pp. 103-122

Chapter 7: Non-steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs and Increased Risk of Sudden Cardiac Death
(Soyun M. Hwang, Jennifer E. Gilda, Ziyou Cui and Aldrin V. Gomes, Department of Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior, University of California, Davis, CA, USA)pp. 123-168
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Index pp. 169-180

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