Young people with long QT syndrome have an increased risk of sudden death. Other causes of sudden cardiac death in young people include structural abnormalities of the heart, such as undetected heart disease that was present at birth (congenital) and heart muscle abnormalities.
Sep 13, 2011 · Objectives The purpose of this study was to define the incidence and characterization of cardiovascular cause of sudden death in the young. Background The epidemiology of sudden cardiac death (SCD) in young adults is based on small studies and uncontrolled observations. Identifying causes of sudden death in this population is important for guiding approaches to prevention.Cited by: 239.
This website outlines the possible causes of sudden death in young people and children. It concentrates on the medical conditions responsible for a sudden unexpected death where a definite cause cannot be found, even after a postmortem. This is called Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome, or SADS.
Sep 13, 2011 · Sudden death of the healthy young adult is uncommon, but receives substantial attention from the media and raises issues of accountability for screening programs ().The relative importance of different etiologies of sudden death varies among studies.Cited by: 239.