Sudden cardiac death in the young: Epidemiology and overview

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Sudden cardiac death (SCD), particularly in the young athlete, is a rare though devastating event for families, institutions, and communities at large. It can also affect the nonathlete and occur at rest, although most commonly associated with exercise activities and/or sports participation. Common causes of SCD include cardiomyopathies, particularly hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in the United States, congenital coronary artery anomalies, channelopathies, among others. This report will explore an overview of the prevalence and causes of SCD in the young.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)597-599
Number of pages3
JournalCongenital Heart Disease
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 1 2017


  • arrhythmia
  • cardiomyopathy
  • channelopathy
  • coronary artery anomalies
  • sudden cardiac death

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Surgery
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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