Sudden Cardiac Death: Predictors, Prevalence and Clinical Perspectives


Ivana Vranic (Editor)
Hertz Clinic, Belgrade, Serbia

Series: Cardiology Research and Clinical Developments
BISAC: MED010000

Sudden Cardiac Death: Predictors, Prevalence and Clinical Perspectives is a detailed clinical compilation on sudden cardiac death causes. From the various geographical regions of the world comes different clinical perspectives toward the SCD problem that shed light on the predictors and estimated prevalence in genetic inheritance worldwide.

For many centuries, the mysterious deaths of prominent professional sportsmen have preoccupied the attention of the media and medical professionals. In some cases, it was possible to obtain the medical histories of the victims, data on the presence of some specific diseases, and conditions or potential symptoms preceding the fatal episode. Various rare inherited syndromes that are associated with congenital heart disease are focused on in this study, and the interrelationship between ventricular premature beats, sustained/non-sustained ventricular tachycardias and ventricular fibrillations are discussed.

Cardio-oncology is an emerging field where more and more patients face consequences from radiotherapy and chemotherapy because these individuals become more prone to SCD. Among the most notable developments, three-dimensional echocardiography and myocardial strain imaging are worth noting and might inexpensively improve the current risk stratification process. Recently, a strain that reflects the change of length and thickness of myocardial fibres has been incorporated into the routine clinical practice.

The risk of sudden cardiac death is not the same in patients with Chagas disease, and newly predicted factors are to blame. The prevalence of SCD, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and the accurate risk are extremely challenging, so much so that they recently became a source of argument between European and American experts. This is a must-have book for those interested in a clinical approach to the SCD phenomenon. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Arrhythmogenic Syndromes Associated with Sudden Cardiac Death
Oscar Campuzano and Ramon Brugada (Cardiovascular Genetics Center-Gencardio, University of Girona – IDIBGI, Girona, Spain, and others)

Chapter 2. Early Repolarization
Francesco P. Petracca, Yvonne Cristoforetti and Luigi Biasco (Cardiocentro Ticino Foundation, Lugano, Switzerland, and others

Chapter 3. Sudden Cardiac Death in Athletes: Reasons and Prevention
Leonid Makarov, PhD (Center for Syncope and Cardiac Arrhythmias in children and adolescents of Russian Federal Medico Biology Agency (FMBA of Russia), Central Children Clinical Hospital FMBA of Russia, Moscow, Russia)

Chapter 4. Sudden Cardiac Death in Athletes: Epidemiology, Etiology, and Essentials
Abdulbaset Maroofi, PhD (Department of Exercise Physiology, University of Guilan, Rasht, Iran)

Chapter 5. Sudden Cardiac Death in Patients with Congenital Heart Disease
Elisabeth M. J. P. Mouws, MD and Natasja M. S. de Groot, PhD (Departments of Cardiology and Cardiothoracic Surgery, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, the Netherlands)

Chapter 6. Sudden Cardiac Death in Women
Begum Yetýs Sayýn and Alý Oto, PhD (Cardiologist, Department of Cardiology, Memorial Ankara Hospital, Ankara-Turkey, and others)

Chapter 7. New Advances in Sudden Cardiac Death (SCD) Risk Stratification in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (pp. 131-160)
Giuseppe Galati, MD (Heart Failure Unit and Division of Cardiology, Cardiothoracic and vascular Department, San Raffaele Hospital and Scientific Institute, Milan, Italy)

Chapter 8. Chagas Cardiomyopathy as One of the Leading Causes of Sudden Cardiac Death in the Hispanic Population (pp. 161-188)
Alberto Brizuela-Ducharne, MD (Department of Internal Medicine at St. Barnabas Hopital in Bronx, New York, NY, USA)

Chapter 9. Cardiac Magnetic Resonance for Risk Stratification of Sudden Cardiac Death (pp. 189-236)
Fabrizio Ricci, Francesco Bianco, Valentina Bucciarelli, Carlo De Innocentiis, Roberta Aquilani, Gianluca Mannetta, Cesare Mantini, Antonio Raffaele Cotroneo and Sabina Gallina (Institute for Advanced Biomedical Technologies, Department of Neurosciences, Imaging and Clinical Sciences , “G. d’Annunzio” University, Chieti, Italy)

Chapter 10. Cancer Treatment and the Risk of Sudden Cardiac Death
Hisham A. Ben Lamin, MD (Medical Center, Córdoba, Spain)

Chapter 11. The Role of Novel Echocardiographic Techniques for Primary Prevention of Sudden Cardiac Death
Rodríguez-Zanella H, Muraru Denisa, PhD and Badano LP, PhD (Department of Cardiac, Thoracic and Vascular Sciences, University of Padua, Padua, Italy)

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