Men may face high lifetime risk of sudden cardiac death

Posted by on June 29, 2016 8:59 pm
Categories: health

One in nine men may be at higher risk of premature death due to sudden cardiac death – usually with no warning. One in 30 women may face the same risk. A new study offers the first lifetime estimates for sudden cardiac death among Americans. High blood pressure and other cardiovascular risk factors were associated with a higher lifetime risk of sudden cardiac death — a finding which could lead to screening methods for sudden cardiac death.

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