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  1. Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy | Condition Leaflet

    Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy, This leaflet is part of our series on epilepsy Epilepsy - A General Introduction Epilepsy with Absence Seizures Ep...

  2. Sudden Infant Death Syndrome | PatientPlus (Professional) Article

    Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, The terms 'sudden and unexpected infant death' (SUID) or 'sudden unexpected death in infancy' (SUDI)...

  3. Sudden Cardiac Death in Young People | PatientPlus (Professional) Article

    Sudden Cardiac Death in Young People, However, the incidence of SCD in young athletes is in fact very low, at around 1-3 per 100,000. [ 4 , 5 ] SCD is predominantly caused by pr...

  4. Death (Recognition and Certification) | PatientPlus (Professional) Article

    Death (Recognition and Certification) , If the cause of the death is unknown. Sudden, unexpected, suspicious, violent (homicide, suicide, accidental) or unnatural deaths....

  5. Reducing the Risk of Cot Death | Condition Leaflet

    Reducing the Risk of Cot Death, What is cot death and how common is it? Cot death is more properly known as sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). , cot ...

  6. Anaesthesia - Death or Brain Damage - Death | Condition Leaflet

    Anaesthesia - Death or Brain Damage - Death, How can a general anaesthetic sometimes lead to harm or death? A general anaesthetic itself is very rarely the cause of ...

  7. Romano-Ward Syndrome | PatientPlus (Professional) Article

    Synonyms: autosomal-dominant long QT syndrome, long QT syndrome type 1, LQTS1, RWS, Romano-Ward long QT syndrome, Ward-Romano syndrome Romano-Ward syndrome is an inherited heart disorder characteri...

  8. Anaesthesia - Death or Brain Damage | Condition Leaflet

    Anaesthesia - Death or Brain Damage, As we have already said, an anaesthetic itself is very rarely the cause of death. However, when this does happen it's usually because of one ...

  9. Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy | PatientPlus (Professional) Article

    Risk stratification and prevention of sudden death Sudden death is the most common cause of death in HCM and occurs more often in young asymptomatic or only mildly sym...

  10. Anaesthesia - Death or Brain Damage - Risk | Condition Leaflet

    Anaesthesia - Death or Brain Damage - Risk, However, these statistics don't reveal the true picture - although not always the case, it is highly likely that the one person who might die h...

  11. Anaesthesia - Death or Brain Damage - Brain damage | Condition Leaflet

    Anaesthesia - Death or Brain Damage - Brain damage, Brain damage is caused by the death or damage of brain cells. This can occur as a result of a wide range of causes, including majo...

  12. Anaesthesia - Death or Brain Damage - Prevention | Condition Leaflet

    Anaesthesia - Death or Brain Damage - Prevention, What can you do to reduce the risk of death or brain damage? If the surgery is done as an emergency then the simple answer is tha...

  13. Faint/Collapse | Condition Leaflet

    There may be a family history of sudden death. The faint may be preceded by chest pain or the sensation of having a 'thumping heart' (palpitations)  and may happen during exer...

  14. Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy | PatientPlus (Professional) Article

    It usually presents with symptomatic arrhythmias or sudden death. Diagnosing ARVC is difficult due to nonspecific disease features and phenotypic manifestations.

  15. Myocarditis | Condition Leaflet

    Also, some cases of sudden death in a previously healthy person are due to an acute myocarditis that develops rapidly.

  16. Coronary Artery Vasospasm | PatientPlus (Professional) Article

    First described by Prinzmetal et al in 1959, coronary artery vasospasm may be associated with acute myocardial infarction, serious ventricular arrhythmias and sudden death. Most patients also...

  17. Restrictive Cardiomyopathy | PatientPlus (Professional) Article

    Cardiomyopathy is a significant cause of sudden death in the young. Restrictive cardiomyopathy is a condition characterised by normal left ventricular cavity size and systolic function but...

  18. Stillbirth and Neonatal Death | PatientPlus (Professional) Article

    Stillbirth and Neonatal Death, Neonatal death : the death of a baby within the first 28 days of life. Perinatal mortality : stillbirths plus early neonatal deaths (under...

  19. Sports Injuries | Condition Leaflet

    Rare serious events : in rare cases, other serious illness and even sudden death can occur in people who are taking part in physical activity. There is usually an underlying heart problem, kn...

  20. Cardiomyopathies | PatientPlus (Professional) Article

    Cardiomyopathy is defined as a 'myocardial disorder in which heart muscle is structurally and functionally abnormal without coronary artery disease, hypertension, valvular or congenital heart dise...