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Heart disease killing the young

A sudden cardiac event kills one young adult (<35 years old) every week, particularly males. Sudden Adult Death Syndrome (SADS), coronary artery disease, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, and arrhythmias were the main causes of cardiac related death identified in a study. Symptoms of chest pain, shortness of breath, fainting and palpitations with exertion, and a family history of sudden cardiac death is an indication for extensive cardiac investigation.>

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by The Sunday Times

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About: Heart disease killing the young

Date: 2 October 2005

Source: The Sunday Times

Author: Richard Oakley, Lynne Kelleher


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