"Sudden unexplained death (SUD) is a tragic event for both the family and community, particularly when it occurs in young individuals. Sudden cardiac death (SCD) represents the leading form of SUD and is defined as an unexpected event without an obvious extracardiac cause, occurring within 1 hour after the onset of symptoms. In children, the main causes of SCD are inherited cardiac disorders, whereas coronary artery diseases (congenital or acquired), congenital heart diseases, and myocarditis are rare. The present review examines the current state of knowledge regarding SCD in children, discussing the epidemiology, clinical causes, and prevention strategies."

The Risk of Sudden Unexpected Cardiac Death in Children: Epidemiology, Clinical Causes, and Prevention

Frisso, Giulia;
2022

Abstract

"Sudden unexplained death (SUD) is a tragic event for both the family and community, particularly when it occurs in young individuals. Sudden cardiac death (SCD) represents the leading form of SUD and is defined as an unexpected event without an obvious extracardiac cause, occurring within 1 hour after the onset of symptoms. In children, the main causes of SCD are inherited cardiac disorders, whereas coronary artery diseases (congenital or acquired), congenital heart diseases, and myocarditis are rare. The present review examines the current state of knowledge regarding SCD in children, discussing the epidemiology, clinical causes, and prevention strategies."
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