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  1. 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 , .

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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.

  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. Dec 28, 2011 · They do this to determine cause of death, which ranges from watercraft injury to cold stress to red tide. The carcasses are sent to the agency’s necropsy lab in St. Petersburg. Last winter, the lab was handling 10 carcasses a day six days a week during the cold spell, according to Reinert.

  6. 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 ...

  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 ...