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Sudden cardiac death

Sudden cardiac death: Introduction

Sudden cardiac death: Sudden death that occurs due to a cardiac cause. See detailed information below for a list of 9 causes of Sudden cardiac death, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Sudden cardiac death

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Sudden cardiac death: Symptom Checker

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Sudden cardiac death Treatments

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Sudden cardiac death: Animations

Drug interactions causing Sudden cardiac death:

When combined, certain drugs, medications, substances or toxins may react causing Sudden cardiac death as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

Sudden cardiac death: Comorbid Symptoms

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Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Sudden cardiac death

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Sudden cardiac death: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Sudden cardiac death

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Heart attacks can be overdiagnosed: Although many people die from heart attacks, there are also many cases where people fear that they have a heart attack, but actually have something more »

Rare heart condition often undiagnosed: The rare heart condition called long QT syndrome can lead to episodes of palpitations and rapid heartbeat. In rare cases, this undiagnosed condition can be fatal. It should be considered for more »

Heart attack can be over-diagnosed: Although heart attack is often undiagnosed, leading to fatality, it can also be over-diagnosed. People become concerned that a condition is a heart attack, more »

Blood pressure cuffs misdiagnose hypertension in children: One known misdiagnosis issue with hyperension, arises in relation to the simple equipment used to test blood pressure. The more »

Hypertension misdiagnosis common in children: Hypertension is often misdiagnosed in adults (see misdiagnosis of hypertension), but its misdiagnosis is even more likely in children. Some of the symptoms of more »

Sudden cardiac death: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Sudden cardiac death

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Sudden cardiac death: Related Rare Diseases

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Sudden cardiac death: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Definitions of Sudden cardiac death:

Unexpected natural death due to cardiac causes that occur rapidly after the onset of acute symptoms in a patient with diagnosed or undiagnosed preexisting heart disease, in whom cardiac dysfunction produces abrupt loss of cerebral blood flow.
- (Source - CRISP)

Detailed list of causes of Sudden cardiac death

The list below shows some of the causes of Sudden cardiac death mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Sudden cardiac death?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Sudden cardiac death. Of the 9 causes of Sudden cardiac death that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 0 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 2 causes are "common" diseases
  • 1 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 0 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 8 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Sudden cardiac death:

The following list of conditions have 'Sudden cardiac death' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Sudden cardiac death:

The following list of medical conditions have Sudden cardiac death or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.


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Causes of Sudden cardiac death Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Sudden cardiac death based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

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    Medical Conditions associated with Sudden cardiac death:

    Heart attack (138 causes), Death (2725 causes), Heart symptoms (2927 causes), Cardiovascular symptoms (3192 causes), Death-related symptoms (2729 causes)

    Symptoms related to Sudden cardiac death:

    Heart attack (138 causes), Chest pain (1053 causes), Angina (41 causes), Death (2725 causes), Scapuloperoneal syndrome, Neurogenic type, Unknown, Shock (259 causes)

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    Evidence Based Medicine Research for Sudden cardiac death

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