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68 Possible Causes for Sudden Cardiac Death in Some Families

  • Cardiomyopathy

    Some people have no symptoms their entire lives while others face serious risks of stroke or sudden cardiac death.[emoryhealthcare.org] The clinical presentation and course vary widely; some children are completely asymptomatic, whereas others experience sudden cardiac death (see Presentation .)[emedicine.com] Family history of 1 or multiple sudden cardiac deaths is evident in 30% of cases.[web.archive.org]

  • Acute Kidney Failure

    The arrhythmia or abnormal heart rhythms it causes can lead to cardiac arrest and sudden death.[livestrong.com] Cases of extreme hyperkalemia are considered medical emergencies, according to the American Academy of Family Physicians.[livestrong.com] Some patients who survive acute renal failure and the drug overdose may still fail to regain full functionality of the kidneys, according to MayoClinic.com.[livestrong.com]

  • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

    Some people have no symptoms their entire lives while others face serious risks of stroke or sudden cardiac death.[emoryhealthcare.org] The clinical presentation and course vary widely; some children are completely asymptomatic, whereas others experience sudden cardiac death (see Presentation .)[emedicine.medscape.com] If you have symptoms or a family history of HCM, you may need an echocardiograph (ECG). Echocardiographs use ultrasound technology to look at the heart as it beats.[emoryhealthcare.org]

  • Orthostatic Syncope

    […] e.g. family history of sudden death), most are part of the regular history framework (e.g. possible trigger, drug history, past cardiac history etc).[geekymedics.com] […] disease – e.g. pulmonary hypertension General history tips While some of the important history points highlighted so far are specific to a loss of consciousness history ([geekymedics.com] […] arrhythmic syncope) Ambulatory ECG monitoring External and implantable loop recorders Echocardiography – looking for: Heart failure Cardiomyopathies Valvular disease Non-cardiac[geekymedics.com]

  • Syncope

    […] e.g. family history of sudden death) , most are part of the regular history framework (e.g. possible trigger, drug history, past cardiac history etc).[geekymedics.com] […] disease – e.g. pulmonary hypertension General history tips While some of the important history points highlighted so far are specific to a loss of consciousness history ([geekymedics.com] […] arrhythmic syncope) Ambulatory ECG monitoring External and implantable loop recorders Echocardiography – looking for: Heart failure Cardiomyopathies Valvular disease Non-cardiac[geekymedics.com]

  • Dilated Cardiomyopathy

    In some cases, the first sign of the disorder is sudden cardiac death.[ghr.nlm.nih.gov] […] of heart failure and its symptoms: Shortness of breath Fluid retention/swelling of ankles and legs Fatigue/tiredness • Unexplained sudden death/cardiac arrest (some people[circ.ahajournals.org] The severity of the condition varies among affected individuals, even in members of the same family.[ghr.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Catecholaminergic Polymorphic Ventricular Tachycardia

    However, family history of sudden cardiac death and symptoms initiated in very young children are important predictors.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Risk stratification of this disease is very challenging, since some risk factors proved to be useful in some series but not in others.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Dilated Cardiomyopathy 1R

    In some cases, the first sign of the disorder is sudden cardiac death.[ghr.nlm.nih.gov] The severity of the condition varies among affected individuals, even in members of the same family.[ghr.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Catecholaminergic Polymorphic Ventricular Tachycardia 5

    […] unexpected cardiac death triggered by exercise or acute emotional stress Positive family history of juvenile sudden cardiac death triggered by exercise or acute stress Exercise-induced[centogene.com] […] polymorphic ventricular arrhythmias Some affected patients with CPVT may present with irregular polymorphic ventricular tachycardia (VT) Common findings in CPVT-affected[centogene.com] […] of the following 1,2 : Syncope triggered by acute emotional state or during physical activity/exercise and history of exercise/stress-related palpitations and dizziness Sudden[centogene.com]

  • Benign Adult Familial Myoclonic Epilepsy

    Syncope in sleep, a strong family history of syncope and a history of sudden death or drowning should raise suspicions of a cardiac syncope.[epilepsydiagnosis.org] Sensorineural deafness is associated with some types of long QT syndrome.[epilepsydiagnosis.org]

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