Sudden cardiac death : report of a WHO scientific group [meeting held in Geneva from 24 to 27 October 1984]
Other TitlesLa mort subite d' origine cardiaque : rapport d'un Groupe scientifique de l' OMS [réuni à Genève du 24 au 27 octobre 1984]
Muerte cardiaca súbita : informe de un Grupo Científico de la OMS [se reunió en Ginebra del 24 al 27 de octubre de 1984]
AbstractReviews accumulated data on sudden cardiac death in an effort to determine the consensus of scientific opinion on incidence, causes, predictive factors, and possibilities for prevention. Areas where future research should concentrate are also identified. The report surveys current knowledge on epidemiology, pathology, and pathogenesis, and mechanisms of the terminal event. Evidence implicating factors such as platelet-thrombus formation and sudden increases in myocardial oxygen demand is considered together with the possibility that certain types of autonomic neural activity can lead to the onset of lethal arrhythmias. Sections devoted to prediction and prevention point to the great need for more knowledge on the risk factors that are specific to sudden cardiac death, their predictive values and the possibilities of controlling them
WHO Scientific Group on Sudden Cardiac Death & World Health Organization. (1985). Sudden cardiac death : report of a WHO scientific group [meeting held in Geneva from 24 to 27 October 1984]. Geneva : World Health Organization. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/39554
World Health Organization technical report series ; no. 726
Descriptionvie published by: Hanoi : Viet Nam National Heart Institute, Bachmai Medical Centre
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