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Sudden Cardiac Death in Special Population—Volume 2

Submission deadline: 28 February 2023
Special Issue Editors
  • Vincenzo Russo, MD
    Cardiology Section, Department of Translational Medical Sciences, University of Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”- Monaldi Hospital, Naples, Italy
    Interests: sudden cardiac death; syncope; neuromuscular disorders; cardiomyopathy; atrial fibrillation; ventricular arrhytmias; cardiovascular pharmacology
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  • Saverio Muscoli, MD
    Cardiology Unit, University Hospital Policlinico Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy
    Interests: interventional cardiology; valvular disease; sudden deathm cardiovascular pharmacotherapy; heart failure
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  • Giuseppe Mascia, MD
    Cardiovascular and Thoracic Department, IRCCS Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria, Policlinico San Martino, Genova, Italy
    Interests: sudden cardiac death; genetics and arrhythmias; catheter ablation; heart failure; cardiac resynchronisation therapy; syncope; sports cardiology
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Sudden cardiac death (28 February 2023) is defined as unexpected, nontraumatic death occurring within one hour of the onset of new or worsening symptoms or, if unwitnessed, within 24 h of last being seen alive. The most common causes of SCD are ischemic heart disease, nonischemic structural heart disease, or primary electrical disease. SCD continues to represent a major public health challenge, being difficult to prevent this dramatic event. Efforts focused at prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of coronary artery disease and congestive heart failure remain a cornerstone of SCD preventive therapy; moreover, the public access to automatic external defibrillator (AED) has been successful in improving survival from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest in many settings. The aim of this Special Issue is to discuss issues associated with sudden cardiac death in special population, such as athletes, patients with neuromuscular disorders, inherithed electrical diseases, congenital heart diseases, with a focus on diagnostic workup, invasive and non-invasive diagnostic approaches, and finally, therapeutic options that provide a framework for decision making in this difficult scenario.

Prof. Vincenzo Russo, Dr. Saverio Muscoli and Dr. Giuseppe Mascia

Guest Editors

sudden cardiac death
ventricular arrhythmias
electrophysiological study
neuromuscular disorders
congenital heart disease
implantable cardiac defibrillator (ICD)
external automatic defibrillator (AED)
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