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    The study will be conducted by researchers at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB), with additional support from the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) and the National Cancer Institute (NCI), all parts of NIH.

  2. Jan 01, 2008 · Specific Causes of Sudden Cardiac Death Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. HCM is the most common genetic cardiac disease, with a prevalence of 0.2% (1/500) in the general population , and represents the most common cause of SCD among young athletes in the United States , .

  3. The population sampled, age of athlete, and definition of sudden death will all affect incidence numbers. In a ten-year study by the National Center for Catastrophic Sports Injury, 160 cases of nontraumatic sudden death were identified. One hundred cases were determined to have a cardiovas- cular cause.

  4. Aug 01, 2007 · The single most common cardiovascular cause of sudden death in young athletes in the United States, and the focal point of this article, is hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) , , , , , , accounting for about 35% of such events (Fig. 1, Fig. 2, Fig. 3).

  5. The proportion of all deaths defined as SCD is 13% when a definition of 1 h from onset of symptoms is used, whereas the proportion rises to 19% when a 24 h time-frame is used. 3 The issue is even more complicated, since there are reports of SCA happening during sport, with death occurring several days afterwards. 15 What is more, some articles ...

  6. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death in the United States for both men and women. Approximately 610,000 people die every year from heart disease. According to the American Heart Association, upwards of 90 million Americans have been diagnosed with at least one form of heart disease, and it is estimated that 720,000 people ...

  7. Sudden unexplained death (SUD) claims over 4,000 persons between the age of 1 and 22 each year in the United States. Nearly half of all pediatric SUD cases have a normal structural autopsy ...