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Death, Sudden, Cardiac

"Death, Sudden, Cardiac" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

Unexpected rapid natural death due to cardiovascular collapse within one hour of initial symptoms. It is usually caused by the worsening of existing heart diseases. The sudden onset of symptoms, such as CHEST PAIN and CARDIAC ARRHYTHMIAS, particularly VENTRICULAR TACHYCARDIA, can lead to the loss of consciousness and cardiac arrest followed by biological death. (from Braunwald's Heart Disease: A Textbook of Cardiovascular Medicine, 7th ed., 2005)


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Death, Sudden, Cardiac" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Death, Sudden, Cardiac" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 722 publications over 29 distinct years, with a maximum of 50 publications in 2013 and 2014
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Funded by the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences through its Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program, grant number UL1TR002541.