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Title Clinical approach to sudden cardiac death syndromes / Ramon Brugada (ed.)
Published London ; New York : Springer, ©2010


Description 1 online resource (xvi, 340 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Contents Part I: Sudden unexplained death. Sudden unexplained death in the community / Sumeet S. Chugh, Carmen Teodorescu, Audrey Evanado, and Kyndaron Reinier ; Sudden infant death syndrome : gene-environment interactions / Carl E. Hunt and Fern R. Hauck -- Part II: Arrhythmias and sudden cardiac death : the initial investigation. Unexplained syncope / Carlos A. Morillo and Víctor Expósito-García ; Arrhythmias and sudden cardiac death in adult congenital heart disease / Paul Khairy ; Endurance sport practice and arrhythmias / Eduard Guasch and Lluís Mont ; Electrocardiograms not to miss / Andres Perez-Riera ; Sudden cardiac death in forensic pathology / Antonio Oliva and Vincenzo L. Pascali -- Part III: Cardiac genetic syndromes. Genetic studies / Marie-Pierre Dubé and John Rioux ; The long QT syndrome / Ramon Brugada and Oscar Campuzano ; Brugada syndrome / Begoña Benito, Ramon Brugada, Josep Brugada, and Pedro Brugada ; Short QT syndrome / Christian Wolpert, Christian Veltmann, Rainer Schimpf, and Martin Borggrefe ; Catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia / M. Juhani Junttila, Olli Anttonen, and Heikki V. Huikuri ; Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy/dysplasia / Michela Bevilacqua, Federico Migliore, Cristina Basso, Gaetano Thiene, and Domenico Corrado ; Atrial fibrillation / Oscar Campuzano and Ramon Brugada ; Dilated cardiomyopathy / Michelle S.C. Khoo, Luisa Mestroni, and Matthew R.G. Taylor ; Hypertropic cardiomyopathy / A.J. Marian ; Genetic lipoprotein disorders and cardiovascular disease / Khalid Alwaili, Khalid Alrasadi, Zari Dastani, Iulia Iatan, Zuhier Awan, and Jacques Genest ; A systematic approach to Marfan syndrome and hereditary forms of aortic dilatation and dissection / Peter N. Robinson and Yskert von Kodolitsch ; Inherited metabolic diseases : emphasis on myocardial disease and arrhythmogenesis / Eduardo Back Sternick ; Clinical genetics in congenital heart disease / Georgia Sarquella Brugada and Gregor Andelfinger -- Part IV: Polygenic cardiovascular genetics. Pharmacogenomics / Simon de Denus, Michael Phillips, and Jean-Claude Tardif ; Polygenic studies in the risk of arrhythmias / Moritz F. Sinner and Stefan Kääb ; The genetic challenge of coronary artery disease / Robert Roberts, George Wells, and Li Chen -- Part V: Ethical, legal and social implications. Psychological implications of genetic investigations / April Manuel, Fern Brunger, and Kathy Hodgkinson ; Participation in recreational sports for young patients with genetic cardiovascular diseases / Barry J. Maron ; Genetic counseling in cardiovascular conditions / Laura Robb
Summary Clinical cardiologists are encountering an important challenge in the care of families with inherited cardiac diseases. The majority of the inherited cardiac diseases causing sudden death express themselves at variable ages in the form of altered muscle function - for instance hypertrophic or dilated cardiomyopathy - or in the form of arrhythmias, including Brugada syndrome and long QT syndrome. Clinical and genetic research is continuously ongoing not only to identify those at risk but also to better define their level of risk. Deciding on the most appropriate clinical tests is a challenge in inherited diseases. It is in this situation that specialized clinical-genetic clinics have appeared to provide a complete assessment of patients and family members. The clinicians in the community, faced with a growing number of questions and doubts in the caring of these individuals, are increasingly using the expertise of these centers to address the clinical decisions in their patients. Clinical Approach to Sudden Cardiac Death Syndromes details the main guidelines to clinicians on how to approach the patients and family members with an inherited disease. It also includes an in-depth review of what is currently available to assist in the diagnosis, prevention and risk stratification in sudden cardiac death. This book is therefore an essential reference for all cardiologists and electrophysiologists, but also this will be important reading for general practice physicians who may be responsible for the identification of families at risk
Analysis geneeskunde
public health
sports medicine
Medicine (General)
Geneeskunde (algemeen)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Cardiac arrest.
Sudden death.
Death, Sudden, Cardiac
Heart Arrest
Arrhythmias, Cardiac
Death, Sudden
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Diseases -- Heart.
MEDICAL -- Cardiology.
Cardiovascular emergencies.
Cardiac arrest.
Cardiac arrest.
Sudden death.
Form Electronic book
Author Brugada, Ramon.
ISBN 9781848829275