Over 70 percent of all sudden cardiac deaths
are due to underlying heart blockages
We often screen for conditions less common and much less deadly than sudden cardiac death
It aims to discover the true causes of sudden cardiac death
, why it is more prevalent in some demographic populations and whether it is too often inaccurately cited as a cause of death.
For subjects whose serum magnesium was categorized as low, there was a 36% higher risk of coronary heart disease mortality and a 54% greater risk of sudden cardiac death
in comparison with those who had levels in the middle range.
Sudden cardiac death
occurs when a person's heart abruptly stops beating, and coronary artery disease the clogging of arteries supplying the heart with blood is the most common cause.
This study showed that if a person is not breathing properly and the oxygen saturation level falls to as low as 78 percent, the risk of sudden cardiac death
significantly increases, he says.
The JAMA researchers looked at the incidence of sudden cardiac death
and non-sudden cardiac death
(heart disease and stroke) in two large population studies involving different age groups: The Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities study, followed nearly 15,500 men and women age 45 to 64 upon enrollment; the Cardiovascular Health Study enrolled 5,479 adults age 65 and older.
As blood sugar levels increased so did the risk of sudden cardiac death
Sudden cardiac death
causes anywhere from 5% to 15% of all deaths in the United States, often in people who do not know they have heart disease.
The aim of the ESCAPE-ICD registry is to evaluate the size of the Latin American population at risk of sudden cardiac death
and to collect clinical evidence so that we can provide primary prevention information to physicians," said Dr.
NEW YORK: There's yet another reason for women to stay fit, eat healthy, abstain from smoking and maintain their weight at a healthy level: those who do so may be less likely to die from sudden cardiac death
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Those who reported consuming the most magnesium (more than 345 mg a day) had a 34 percent lower risk of sudden cardiac death
than those who consumed the least (260 mg or less a day).